LG launches powerful Android tablet with sliding keyboard in Korea; We wonder who needs this?

LG TabBook 11

Up until this point, the very few Android-powered laptops offered by major companies were low-to-mid end devices. That’s not the case with the recently announced LG TabBook 11, which has been announced in Korea. It gets its power (a lot of it) from Intel’s 2.6GHz Core i5 chip, while also boasting 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD and a 11.6-inch full HD IPS screen. Also included in the deal is the sliding keyboard, a pair of USB 3.0 ports and HDMI out, while Android 4.2.2 is running the show.

These are obviously internals of a solid Windows-powered laptop, or a MacBook. But what would Android do with all this power. It’s not like there are apps that could benefit from the Core i5 chip. We gotta wonder who in the world would want something like this?

Perhaps if it’s really affordable, LG could get customers who were thinking to get some big tablet like those 12-inch models made by Samsung. Your guess is good as ours.

While Google invested significant resources in its Google Docs product, the vast majority of businesses still rely on Microsoft’s solutions to edit their documents. In that sense, the LG TabBook 11 could be made for those who have no problem keeping all of their docs, spreadsheets and presentations in Google’s cloud.

The press release, in Korean, doesn’t say anything about the price nor the TabBook 11’s availability in the West, though.

  • PeterSteinbeck

    yes – who needs this???

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