LG Tablet Leaks Out...With Windows 7?

Posted: Nov 21 2010, 5:24pm CST | by , in News | Tablets


LG Tablet Leaks Out...With Windows 7?
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And a wimpy processor.

Regular readers may remember the much ballyhoed LG tablet. LG's VP of Marketing famously bragged that his company's tablet would be "better than the iPad". The tablet was said to have a focus on productivity, since concent-creation is a weak spot for iOS in general.

Back on August 1 a rumor bubbled up that the LG Pad would launch under the Optimus brand. Android was given as the OS. Then, in September LG mobile head Scott Ahn claimed that the LG tab would be "the best tablet of its kind".

Now, with all that build up behind us, the LG tablet has finally launched! Well, AN LG tablet has launched. It isn't going to change the world, or show up the iPad. Also, it's only selling in Korea. (So far).

This slate has an Atom Z530 processor and a 16 GB SSD. The OS is Windows 7 starter with a custom keyboard. The 10.1" display is capacitive, but it comes with a specialized stylus. There's 1 GB of RAM and b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a G-sensor and a dinky 4-cell battery. We don't have battery life estimates yet, but I'd be surprised if they broke six hours.

Right now, it semms for about $851 along with a portable WiMax router. This tablet has received FCC certification, so a US release is possible.

This does not appear to be the tablet LG has been bragging about for the last few months, but it may end up being similar in physical design/specs to what launches. The tablet itself doesn't look bad, although it lacks the futuristic, seamless appeal of the iPad or the Galaxy Tab. If this is the direction LG plans to take with their slate designs, I'm a little concerned.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
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