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LG introduces Android-powered Tab Book, powered by Intel i5 with 4GB RAM

LG Korea has now announced plans to release an Android version of its Intel I5-powered Tab Book. Can we say overkill?
July 28, 2014

Looking for an Android tablet that can also be used as a laptops of sorts? While there are several options out there from Asus and other Android OEMs, LG’s newly announced Android-powered Tab Book takes the cake when it comes to sheer power. The LG Tab Book 11TA740-GA50K features the same impressive specs as its Windows 8.1-powered cousin but ditches Windows in favor of Android.

For those unfamiliar with the Tab Book series, it is a convertible tablet that “slides” into a laptop-like form factor. The top-end variant of the convertible offers an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a built-in keyboard, and is powered by a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 4200U processor with Intel HD Graphics 4400. The tablet also features 4GB (yes, 4) of RAM, an 128GB SSD, two USB 3.0 ports and comes in at 1.05kg with overall dimensions of 286x192x16.7mm.

To say that the Android-based LG Tab Book is overkill would be putting things mildly. While we are starting to see more advanced games and applications, nothing on Google Play warrants an i5 and 4GB RAM, but at least this thing is extremely future proof. On the downside, LG is bringing Android 4.2.2 to the table instead of giving us KitKat. Hopefully they at least plan to bring Android L (with its baked-in 64-bit support) down the road.

No word on exactly how much this model of the Tab Book will cost, or even when it will arrive. That said, the i5-equipped Windows model costs around $1800, so we don’t expect this one to come cheap if and when it arrives to the United States and Europe.