updated 04:25 pm EDT, Mon May 30, 2011
LG V300 all-in-one brings passive 3D, touch
LG kicked off its turn at Computex with a new all-in-one specially designed with the help of Intel. The V300 is the Korean company's first all-in-one PC and borrows a design cue from the iMac but uses LG's expertise in displays. The 23-inch, 1080p panel brings passive glasses 3D that keeps the cost down but also supports multi-touch and uses a color-accurate IPS screen much like on its Apple equivalents.
The PC appropriately uses custom LG touchscreen apps on top of Windows 7, along with native support for DLNA media sharing and Intel's WiDi for broadcasting video to a nearby TV.
LG is backing away from an emphasis on speed and focusing more on size. The V300 can have up to a Core i7 processor but is limited to 2.5-inch notebook hard drives up to 750GB and at most uses a Radeon HD 6650M for graphics. In return, the main body is about 1.76 inches thick, or as much as 65 percent thinner than "other leading models," LG said. Whether this included Apple wasn't mentioned.
The V300 should ship to Korea starting in July and will expand to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East later on. LG hasn't talked about a US launch but does bring some of its PCs to at least Canada.