LG might not be the first name to come to mind when talking about ultrabooks and ultraportable laptops in general, but the Koreans are definitely working on that. The X-Note has been the first LG ultrabook to come to light last year, while the past couple of weeks have brought us the Z360 and the Z160/H160 convertible duo.
Now another LG “ultrabook” has been unveiled, dubbed U560, though it does seem to push the limits of the notebook niche in some aspects. First off, unlike most of its direct competitors, LG has decided to fit an optical drive on this bad boy.
Add in the equation a large 15.6-inch display and, as you can imagine, this is not exactly the slimmest fellow around. Still, at a 4.3 pounds weight and 0.82-inch thickness, it’s not awfully bulky either, so it should still barely squeeze into the ultraportable niche.
As far as performance goes, the LG U560 ticks pretty much all boxes, coming with a 1.8 GHz Core I5 CPU, dedicated NVIDIA graphics and dual SSD/HDD storage. No words on pricing or an exact ETA, but we should find out more soon, so keep in touch.