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LG's LTE-enabled Tab-Book Z160 hybrid to make its mark at Mobile World Congress

LG's LTE-enabled Tab-Book Z160...
LG will be showcasing the LTE-enabled Tab-Book Z160 Ultra tablet/ultrabook hybrid at Mobile World Congress
LG will be showcasing the LTE-enabled Tab-Book Z160 Ultra tablet/ultrabook hybrid at Mobile World Congress
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LG will be showcasing the LTE-enabled Tab-Book Z160 Ultra tablet/ultrabook hybrid at Mobile World Congress
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LG will be showcasing the LTE-enabled Tab-Book Z160 Ultra tablet/ultrabook hybrid at Mobile World Congress
An enhanced version of LG's Atom-powered H160, the new hybrid will be available in two processor configurations
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An enhanced version of LG's Atom-powered H160, the new hybrid will be available in two processor configurations
The Z160 features an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution, IPS LED display panel capable of registering up to five simultaneous touch points
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The Z160 features an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution, IPS LED display panel capable of registering up to five simultaneous touch points
At the press of a button to the side, the device's mechanism pushes the display panel back and up to lock at a comfortable viewing angle and reveals the slide-out QWERTY keyboard
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At the press of a button to the side, the device's mechanism pushes the display panel back and up to lock at a comfortable viewing angle and reveals the slide-out QWERTY keyboard
Rear view showing mini-RJ45, USB 2.0 and 3.0, and HDMI connection options
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Rear view showing mini-RJ45, USB 2.0 and 3.0, and HDMI connection options
The Z160 is available with either an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, both running at 1.8 GHz
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The Z160 is available with either an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, both running at 1.8 GHz
At 19.4 mm thick, it's perhaps a little chunky to be branded an Ultrabook hybrid
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At 19.4 mm thick, it's perhaps a little chunky to be branded an Ultrabook hybrid
There's a 1.3-megapixel webcam to the front of the multitouch display panel
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There's a 1.3-megapixel webcam to the front of the multitouch display panel
The Z160 has both 802.11n Wi-Fi and a 4G LTE modem for wireless connectivity
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The Z160 has both 802.11n Wi-Fi and a 4G LTE modem for wireless connectivity
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LG has announced that it will be showing off its new LTE-capable tablet/ultrabook at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. First seen at CES last month, the appropriately-named Tab-Book Ultra Z160 runs a full version of Windows 8 and is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor.

An enhanced version of LG's Atom-powered H160, the new hybrid will be available in two processor configurations. The 286 x 192 x 19.4-mm (11.25 x 7.5 x 0.7-inch), 1.25 kg (2.75 lb) GH5WK version is powered by a Core i5 processor running at 1.8 GHz (which can be ramped up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost technology) supported by a generous 120 GB of SSD storage and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM.

At 19.4 mm thick, it's perhaps a little chunky to be branded an Ultrabook hybrid
At 19.4 mm thick, it's perhaps a little chunky to be branded an Ultrabook hybrid

At the press of a button to the side, the device's mechanism pushes the 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution, IPS LED multitouch display panel back and up to lock at a comfortable viewing angle, while also revealing the slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

There's a 1.3-megapixel webcam, one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port, and HDMI for display of content on a bigscreen TV. A mini-RJ45 offers wired connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi and a 4G LTE modem take care of getting online wirelessly, and a microSD card slot satisfies storage expansion needs.

Completing the specs are two 0.5 W speakers pumping out HD audio with SRS Sound, Intel HD 4000 shared graphics, and a Li-pol battery that's reported to offer over six hours of use.

There's a 1.3-megapixel webcam to the front of the multitouch display panel
There's a 1.3-megapixel webcam to the front of the multitouch display panel

The GH30K appears to differ only in the processor powerhouse, having a Core i3 also running at 1.8 GHz.

The Tab-Book Z160 Ultra will get released in Korea this week, ahead of more widespread availability in the near future.

Product page: Z160 (GH5WK)

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2 comments
glazey
A bit heavy but... I want one.