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LG’s first Android-powered Tab Book is official, convertible, super-beefy

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LG-Tab-Book-AndroidIt looks like Android is slowly but steadily becoming a solid alternative for Windows in the execution of tablet/mini-laptop hybrids, as LG has just taken the wraps off its rookie Google-powered Tab Book effort.

Thus far only available with Windows 8 out the box in a pair of low-cost/high-end configurations, the Tab Book takes the form of a state-of-the-art convertible gadget when running Android, although for some reason LG elected an aging version of the OS rather than 4.4 KitKat.

But clearly, the pre-loaded 4.2 Jelly Bean build is the sole minor flaw of the fresh Tab Book. Well, that, and maybe its impossible model number: 11TA740-GA50K. Erm, we’re just going to call it the Tab Book Android.

With all that out of the way, let’s mention the aesthetics are virtually unchanged from the second-gen Windows Tab Books. The detachable keyboard is just as sleek and easy to assemble and disassemble, and together, the two-piece is adequately light, at 1.05 kg, and thin, at 16.7 mm.

So long, so… middling, but wait until you see the speed the fourth-generation Intel Core i5 “Haswell” CPU delivers, aided by 4 GB RAM. The 11.6-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen is a whopper too, and the 128 GB solid-state drive is both spacious and zippy.

Too bad there’s but a slim chance tech nuts outside of Korea will ever see the Tab Book Android up for grabs. Also, expect the convertible to force the breaking of the old piggy bank. No words on an exact price tag yet, but it can’t possibly cost any less than $1,000.

Via [Fone Arena]

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