The LG Tab Book 11TA740-GA50K tries to impress us with powerhouse innards.
South Korean device maker LG has just unveiled a new offering, the LG Tab Book 11TA740-GA50K. This model is not only one of the biggest Android tablets out there, it?s also one of the most powerful.
If you?ve never heard what a ?Tab Book? is, it?s LG?s lineup of convertible tablet models that can slide and transform into a laptop form factor. The new LG Tab Book sports a display that measures 11.6 inches with a 1920×1080 HD resolution. If I may say, I think the device is confused whether it should be a tablet or a notebook. Apparently, it appears to be a tablet on the outside running with a noticeably previous generation Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. But as you will later find out, it?s guts suggest that it could do well as a notebook — the device?s built-in keyboard that can slide from the back also adds to the notebook feel.
So let?s get down to it?s powerful innards. The LG Tab Book measures 11.2 x 7.6 x 0.66 inches weighing 2.3 lbs. The non-detachable keyboard contributes to the bulk. But if you look at it from a notebook perspective, it?s still 0.6 lbs lighter than the Macbook Air. It comes equipped with a whopping 2.6 GHz Intel Haswell Core i5 with Intel Graphics 4000 paired with a whopping 4 GB RAM. Did you notice I mentioned ?whopping? twice? That?s because internal specs of this caliber are very rarely seen in tablets. It also has a very generous 128 GB SSD storage (beat that!) and support for two USB 3.0 ports, MicroUSB, and HDMI.
All of its features suggest that this device should be a Windows tablet or even an Ultrabook, but LG chose to have Android to come with it. Actually, the South Korean company already has a similar machine that runs Windows OS, it?s called the Tab Book2. That device also has a slide-out keyboard, a full HD display and was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January. So this latest version is probably intended to give customers a broader range of options.
On the other hand, perhaps it?s hard not to say that the LG Tab Books is sort of an overkill. Currently, there are no games or apps available in Google Play that can maximize the processing power of this tablet hybrid. To say the least, the Tab Book can be considered as future-proof; although LG did not specify whether they intend to have the device run Android 4.4 KitKat in the future.
To wrap it up, the company has still yet to divulge the release date and price for the LG Tab Book. But given that it?s Windows counterpart sells for around $ 1,800, we can expect that this Android variant will be slightly cheaper. Of course, with hardcore features it?s furnished with, it will never be the cheapest tablet on the market.
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