LG Windows 8 tablet packs a pop-up keyboard
With the launch of Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface tablet just days away, the new look laptops and tablets running Microsoft’s revamped software are coming thick and fast. Next up to announce new gear is LG, with its own take on the tablet that packs a keyboard underneath to make it a laptop as much as a slate.
Revealed in LG’s home turf of South Korea today, the LG H160 is an 11.6-inch tablet that slides upwards to reveal a keyboard underneath, much like a laptop-tablet unveiled by Sony at IFA last month. The Windows machine finds space for a USB port and HDMI-out so you can hook it up to a TV and output your apps on a big screen.
LG says that when it’s folded shut, the LG H160 is 15mm thick, a shade less than the MacBook Air at its thickest point, weight 1.05kg and boasts a battery good for ten hours of use.
We don’t yet know when the LG H160 will be on sale in the UK – LG UK has yet to get back to us – but given Windows 8’s global roll out at the end of the week, we imagine it’s going to be this side of Christmas. We’ll have more for you on pricing and a release date as soon as we get it: in the meantime, let us know if you’ll be cancelling your Microsoft Surface pre-order for it in the comments below.