updated 06:39 am EDT, Tue June 4, 2013
LG launches first PCs, the Tab-Book hybrid and Z360 ultra book
LG has entered the PC market with its new hybrid Tab-Book (Z160, H160) and Z360 ultrabook. First displayed at CES in January, the new notebooks run Windows 8 and are among the lighter models in their respective classes. Both PCs run Windows 8 with a choice of Intel processors from a dual-core Atom, through to third-generation Core i5 options.
The LG Tab-Book hybrid slider comes in two variants. The H160 is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom (Z2760) clocked at 1.8GHz, is matched with 2GB of RAM and runs Windows 8 32-bit. The Z160 is fitted with a low voltage third-gen Intel Core i5 (3337U) clocked at 1.8GHz, matched with 4GB of RAM and runs Windows 64-bit. Both center on an 11.6-inch 5-point multi-touch IPS display with a 1366x768 resolution, but differ in storage options with the Z160 limited to 64GB, while the H160 picks up 128GB of space. The H160 weighs in at just 2.3 pounds, while the Z160 is slightly heavier at 2.75 pounds, but it also picks a battery penalty at around half the performance of the Atom-powered H160 at 6 hours against 12 hours.
The LG Z360 ultrabook is powered by the same Core i5 processor as the Z160 hybrid, which is also mated to 4GB of RAM. It runs Windows 8 64-bit and centers on a 13.3-inch 1080p LCD display. Storage is capped at 128GB, while connectivity options include two USB 3.0 ports, two microSD slots and an HDMI out. It is also equipped with Intel's WiDi tech. It weighs in at just 2.53 pounds, while it is good for up to 6.5 hours of use on the go.
Both the LG Tab-Book variants and the Z360 are rolling out to international markets from early July with prices and availability varying according to region.