As price pressures increase, device makers have started looking at launching notebooks with different form factors and operating systems. No more PC makers are reluctant to do experiment.
That's largely because notebook prices posted a record year-over-year drop. PC makers had assumed Windows 8 as an alternative to stabilize falling notebook sales.
However, it almost didn't happen. But now top PC makers are betting big on Google's Android OS to increase the sales of PCs, including desktops and laptops, respectively.
Electronics giant LG today launched an Android-powered convertible notebook in its native market. Dubbed as LG Tab Book - it has an 11.6-inch FHD display, and is powered by 2.6GHz 4th Gen Intel Core i5 4200U processor with Intel HD Graphics 4400.
What makes it different from other notebooks is that this model runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the box, instead of regular Windows 8.1 OS. Moreover, the LG Tab Book appears to be a close variant of the Tab Book 2 with Windows 8.1 on board. The Tab Book 2 was originally launched at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The LG Tab Book has a bright 11.6-inch, full HD screen, having a resolution of 1920 x 1080-pixels. The convertible notebook offers a 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage. Notably, the notebook is powered by a 2.6GHz Intel 4th generation Core i5 4200U processor. Its dimensions are 286 x 192 x 16.7mm and weighs in at 1.05Kg. It also has a microSD card slot, HDMI port, 2 USB ports, audio jack, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth among others. Yes indeed, the notebook has a standard physical slider keyboard.
So far there's no update on when LG will launch its Tab Book Android-powered convertible laptop in other territories, including India. The LG G3 maker has not revealed the retail price or actual release date yet. HP and Lenovo are among the few PC makers retailing notebooks powered by Google's Android mobile OS. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!