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Monday, December 5, 2011

Another New Ultrabook: LG Xnote Z330

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Laptops & Netbooks" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.netbooknews.com/40945/lg...abook-category/

"LG has just announced their entry to the Ultrabook category, the 13.3″ Xnote Z330. While the outside cover has a concentric circle, etched pattern similar to that of the ASUS Zenbooks (although more subtle and originates from the corner instead of from the center of the cover), the overall look of the Xnote Z330 resembles that of a MacBook Pro/Air."

Starting at about $1500 and going to about $2300, LG seems to have aimed high, but missed the mark a bit on price, when $1000 is the holy grail. Specs are, well, like other Ultrabooks: 3-pounds; 4GB RAM; SSD; Intel Core i5 or i7; 1366x768 resolution; etc. LG promises that the X Note will cold boot into Windows 7 in 10 seconds or less. This system looks like the love child of an ASUS Zenbook and a MacBook Air (actually quite attractive). Further details should be forthcoming. With this latest generation of notebooks/ultrabooks, I can carry a MacBook Air and an Ultrabook, and still have my laptop case weigh less than my work laptop of 4-5 years ago. Thank you, manufacturers, from my shoulders and back!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

T-Mobile Claims G-Slate is much faster than the iPad 2 and Xoom

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Talk" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.tmonews.com/2011/06/t-mo...ster-than-xoom/

"T-Mobile is ready to re-position the T-Mobile G-Slate as one of the best tablets on the market given its recent price drop. According to this internal document T-Mobile is claiming that they have received “legal approval” to “definitively” state that the G-Slate is more than “2x faster than the iPad2 on AT&T and Verizon, and over 3x faster than the Motorola Xoom.”"

T-Mobile is referring to carrier data speeds here. Marketing the LG Slate based on it's "4G" connectivity is a questionable move because the G-Slate can only do 14.4Mbps, not the full 42Mpbs that T-Mobile's 4G network is capable of. Also, they're comparing to a 3G Xoom which will get upgraded to LTE at some point. I think it would be a better idea to market the G-Slate based on it's price and features. To me, a $400 tablet with an 8.9" 1280x768 3D display, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage built in, 5MP rear cameras for 3D, a front 2MP camera, and 1080P 2D recording with Honeycomb all for $400 on contract sounds like a great deal to me!

What are your thoughts? Do any of you have the G-Slate? Does the carrier network connectivity speed make that much of a difference to you on a tablet?


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LG Optimus Pad 3D Video In Action

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 11:30 PM

http://androinica.com/2011/02/14/lg...video-hands-on/

"Does the world really need 3D mobile devices? No, but companies are going to keep putting them out. That's why the LG Optimus Pad, announced at MWC 2011, garnered so much attention today."

3D video recording on a tablet/phone may just be the ultimate in "Why? Because I can". Personally I cannot think of a single situation were recording video in the old school red/green 3D would provide any real benefit. Would I do it if I could? Probably. Would I go out of my way to buy a device capable of it? Probably not. The capability of recording true 3D video on a mobile device is very cool for sure but it may be just a bit too gimmicky to really sell a device. What about you? Any of you guys who can't wait to get some 3D on your next mobile device? Click through for a video of the device in action.


Monday, February 14, 2011

LG's New Optimus Pad on Video from MWC

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Other Slates & Tablets" @ 01:08 PM

The Mobile World Congress event kicked off today, and we're seeing all sorts of interesting hardware pop up. In the video above, we have the LG Optimus Pad, an NVIDIA Tegra 2-based system (1 GHZ, dual-core CPU), two rear-facing 5 megapixel cameras (I believe for 3D image/video capture), a front-facing 1.3 GHZ camera, and what looks like a 7 inch screen. I tried playing back the video in 720p and pausing it to see if I could make out the spec sheet, but no dice. It looks like Android 2.x rather than Honeycomb, which is interesting given that several of the tablets I saw at CES last month were going to launch with Honeycomb. Still, the performance and design of the LG Optimus Pad look excellent. I'll have to keep my eyes out for this one!

UPDATE: NetbookNews has more details on this product. Turns out it's an 8.9 inch screen, and it is indeed Honeycomb-based.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

LG's G-Slate Coming to the US

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.netbooknews.com/19117/lg...reets-in-march/

"The G-Slate is 8.9 inches running Android 3.0 and a dual-core 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU, 32 GB of internal memory, two cameras (5 megapixels on the back and 2 megapixels on the front), LED flash and HD (1080p) video as well as stereoscopic 3D recording capability."

It took a while, but it looks like Android is finally shaping up to present some competition to the iPad. With Honeycomb, a lot of companies are making their entries into the slate market in a big way and with a step up over the original iPad specs. Dual core processing and capable 3D rendering should make Android tablets tempting to buy, though once the iPad 2 comes out, competition might become a lot stiffer. With the rate at which the slate market is developing, it actually will not surprise me if we start seeing quad core devices within a year. Once we reach that milestone, I actually begin to wonder if we will see a rule of diminishing returns, where slate (and even smartphone) capabilities will be enough that hardware will no longer be a determining factor. Is a slate tablet in your sights or are you going to wait the weeks months needed for yet another generation to come out?


Friday, September 17, 2010

LG Tegra 2-Powered G-Tablet Details Emerge

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 01:00 AM

http://blog.laptopmag.com/video-han...wsonic-g-tablet

"A little over a week ago I was in Berlin lamenting that many of the sweet tablets on display were not coming to the U.S. yet, maybe ever. ViewSonic's ViewPad 10 and 7 were among them, but the company had some good news for us today. We got a sneak peek at another of the company's 10-inch slates, the ViewSonic G-Tablet. This one is definitely coming out in America, hitting shelves in late October. This won't be an online-only, no touching before you buy tablet. The company plans to sell it through outlets like Costco, Sam's Club/Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, Sears, etc. The list hasn't been finalized yet, but you get the idea. This is a tablet meant for the masses. On the other hand, a $529 MSRP (lower street) for a 10-inch tablet is pretty steep when you consider the Archos 101 will start at $399. Is this high-powered slate worth the premium?"

A little on the pricey side, but if you're a fan of LG's you might want to check out this recently released information on the upcoming G-Tablet.


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