LG's New 11.6-inch Android 'Tab Book' Launches In Korea

Written by Alex Zaharov-Reutt      29/07/2014 | 12:19 | Category: NOTEBOOKS & TABLETS

LG has just launched a brand new 11.6-inch Android 'Tab Book 11' in Korea with built-in keyboard just days after launching its new flagship 10.1-inch 'Android G Tab' in Australia.

Days after launching its new 10.1-inch LG Android G Tab in Australia, LG has announced a brand new 11.6-inch "LG Tab Book 11" in Korea, packed with an Intel Core i5 processor and PC-like specs. 

However, despite this new tablet coming what looks like an inbuilt keyboard, LG is not releasing Windows on the tablet but Android "JellyBean" 4.2 instead - which isn't the latest Android "KitKat" version 4.4.2. 

The specs include a 4th-gen Haswell Intel Core i5 processor, an 11.6-inch screen, 4GB RAM, a 128GB SSD, microSD card reader, two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI, with a thickness of 16.7mm and a weight of 1.05kg, all of which would run Windows nicely and should run Android like a rocket.  

The 11.6-inch screen is an IPS LCD with 1920x1080 Full HD resolution with a wide angle view, with a "blue light" reduction mode for lesser eye fatigue, especially when reading at night. 

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The news comes direct from LG's Korean website with a Google Translation to English here
Given the fact that Korean and Japanese companies often launch products that are either dedicated to their home country markets first, there's no word on when the LG Tab Book 11 will arrive in Australia and other western markets, or whether it will see product updates before being unleashed into the rest of the world. 

That said, LG Australia says is already selling a Windows 8-powered "Tab Book" at AUD $1299 via Harvey Norman stores, but when clicking on the Harvey Norman linkyou get a "Sorry, we can't find this page" notice. 

We're also yet to hear whether end-users will try "jailbreaking" or "rooting" the tablet to load Windows onto it instead, or try getting a "dual boot" scenario in play, allowing users to run Android or Windows as they desire, but we're sure they'll try.  

LG Tab Book 11 product specifications:

- Model: 11TA740-GA50K
- Size: 11.6 inches
- Resolution: Full HD (1920 ? 1080)
- Size / Thickness (mm): 286 x 192 / 16.7
- Weight (kg): 1.05
- CPU: 4th generation Core i5 4200U (Turbo 2.6GHz, Cache 3MB)
- Memory: 4GB (1 slot)
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
- Storage: SSD 128GB
- USB / HDMI: USB 3.0 (2 pc) / standard HDMI
- Card slot: Micro SD Card 1
- Colour: Snow White
- OS: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

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An LG Tab Book running Windows 8