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LG Tab-book2 and Haswell powered Ultra PC laptop set for CES reveal

Firm keeps quiet on possible smartphone announcement
Thu Jan 02 2014, 15:55
LG Tab-book2 with Windows 8.1

KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER LG has revealed what we can expect from it at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that will kick off in Las Vegas next week.

Among LG's imminent announcements will be the awkwardly named LG Tab-book2 (pictured). A sequel to LG's original Tab-book, the device is a hybrid tablet-laptop, and it will run Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system and have a fourth generation Intel Core i5 processor.

LG has also let slip that it will be much "thinner and lighter" than last year's model, and that its 11.6in HD screen will feature in-plane switching (IPS) display technology. A second model of the device will be unveiled too, LG said, as a more compact alternative.

A Haswell powered laptop is also on LG's CES schedule, and will be an update to the firm's Ultra PC. The laptop weighs less than 1kg, and as well as an Intel Haswell processor, it will come with either a 128GB or 256GB SSD and a 13in full HD IPS screen.

LG will also unveil an all-in-one PC at next week's Las Vegas consumer technology expo, the LG AIO PC, which will feature Windows 8.1, a 27in display, an Intel Core CPU and an Nvidia Geforce GT 740M GPU.

Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT Business Division at LG Electronics said, "Our 2014 lineup is specifically designed to let customers take advantage of cutting-edge technology in a myriad of innovative ways.

"Essentially, the new generation of PC products from LG enables users to find the perfect computer for their needs, whether it’s for home, work, school or entertainment."

LG hasn't mentioned whether we'll be seeing any new smartphones from it next week, but the firm is likely to unveil a successor, or a cheap alternative to the LG G2 handset.

We'll be at CES next week, so check back then for all the latest. µ

 

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