LG Electronics has announced a new ultrabook design known as the Xnote Z330, packing a powerful processor along with a thin, low weight frame.
Coming in at just 1.21Kg and 14.7mm at its thickest point, the Z330 fits nicely into Intel's Ultrabook range since the whole point of the programme was to develop thin and lightweight notebooks. The only other box to tick is long battery life, which in this laptop, LG says will last up to 6 hours.
There's a choice of processors: you can either take a Core i5 or an i7, with 4Gb of memory backing it up. For storage there's a solid state disk (SSD) with options on sizing, LG offering 120GB or 256GB depending on the buyer's preference. While it does bump the price up, one big advantage of an SSD is boot time reduction, which LG claims is down to just under 10 seconds.
The Xnote Z330 will have a 13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 display, as well as an HDMI output for those that want something a little larger. Intel's WiDi technology is also included for those who wish to stream the display wirelessly. There's also a single USB 3.0 port for fast file transfers, and an SD card slot.
In terms of overall design, LG have opted for the MacBook Air-style wedge shape, with the thickest point where the base meets the display, tapering off to the thinnest beneath the touch pad and keyboard.
No official UK pricing has been announced as of yet, but Slashgear has the price at between 1.7 and 2.6 million South Korean Won, which converts to somewhere between £960 and £1470.