There are a growing number of Android tablets with Intel Atom processors. But LG’s going a bit higher up the food chain with its new Tab Book 11.
It’s an 11.6 inch Andorid tablet with an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor and a built-in keyboard that lets you use the system like a notebook… an Android-powered notebook.
Unveiled in Korea, the new LG Tab Book features a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, a Core i5-4200U processor, Intel HD 4400 graphics, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive.
It features 2 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, micro SD card reader, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.
The LG Tab Book tablet measures 11.2″ x 7.6″ x 0.66″ and weighs 2.3 pounds. If that seems kind of heavy for a tablet, that’s because the keyboard isn’t detachable: it’s built into the tablet and tucks away behind the screen when not in use.
All told, the Tab Book has the guts of a decent Windows tablet or ultrabook. It just happens to ship with Android instead of Windows.
In fact, LG already has a Windows version of this machine. It’s called the Tab Book2 and it also has a full HD display, a keyboard that slides out from behind the system, and an Intel Haswell processor. LG introduced the Tab Book2 Windows slider at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.