At the end of the previous month, we were telling you that LG was planning to unveil a new hybrid device, possibly to take on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. Now this has become official, as the South Korean company has announced the new Tab Book Duo Windows 8.1 hybrid, currently available only for domestic customers.
The device gets launched at a price of around $670, but it’s not sure whether it will maintain its price tag once it becomes available in North America, European countries and in other parts of the world. The new LG Tab Book Duo is a mix of a tablet and a keyboard, a type of devices that has proved to be increasingly popular among customers.
The bundled Bluetooth keyboard has a one-push setup, which makes it really easy to attach and detach. Also, the keyboard can support other devices, which means you could allegedly couple it with other similar devices. There’s also a kickstand that enables the gadget to stay in upright position.
The tablet alone weighs over 530 grams, but when coupled with the keyboard, its weight increases to 729 grams. The convertible is powered by a Intel Quad-core CPU, but at the moment we don’t know at which frequency it is clocked. There’s a 10.1-inch IPS LCD screen, USB 3.0 ports and microHDMI, as well. The hybrid is said to offer up to 11 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The new Tab Book Duo will be available in black and white colors, and early buyers will also get a Microsoft Mouse for free. Granted, we know too little at the moment to form an opinion, but we’ll update this story with the new details as we get them.