Microsoft may be leading the charge when it comes to building a tablet that can actually replace your laptop, but LG’s latest Android slate offers an alternate take on the 2-in-1 hybrid. The new Tab Book is packed full of high-end specs and a slide-out keyboard for quickly switching from tablet to laptop mode.
The Tab Book comes equipped with an 11.6-inch 1080p display, a fourth-generation Core i5 processor clocked at 2.6GHz, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage and weighs 2.3lbs. LG also included USB 3.0 and HDMI ports. Despite those impressive specs, it looks like the device runs Android 4.2, which launched way back in October 2012.
LG’s new Tab Book is definitely an intriguing device, though we’re waiting for the company to reveal the new tablet’s price as well as its battery life. We’re still not quite convinced Android can fully replace a full desktop operating system like Windows, Apple’s OS X or even Chrome OS, even if LG’s offering a heavily customized version of Google’s software.
There’s no word on when LG’s new Tab Book will actually be available, though we’re guessing it could be restricted to South Korea for now.