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Mysterious Ultrabook In Intel Desperado Video Is LG Z330

The laptop featured in Intel's Ultrabook Desperado marketing video is the LG Xnote Z330 (opens in new tab) which was unveiled at CES in Las Vegas in January, we found out after some sleuthing.

LG decided to call it a Super Ultrabook though because the company says that it went "above and beyond" the minimum requirements set by Intel to garner the Ultrabook sticker.

Although Intel airbrushed the logo and design out of the laptop, the large air grills on the left hand side of the ultrabook gave it away.

The device has a very similar design to the Apple MacBook Air down to the large size touchpad, the brushed aluminium look, the "wedge" form factor, down to the weight; just 100g less than Apple's 13.3-inch model.

LG hasn't confirmed when the laptop will be released in the UK and if yes, at what price. Indeed, the Z330 is not even available in the US yet. The Z-series is the successor to the P210 (opens in new tab) which we saw at CES last year and was never launched in the UK.

Expect the Z330 to be a transitional product given that the next few weeks will see the arrival of Intel's new Ivy Bridge processor (opens in new tab) which will boost significantly enhanced graphics.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.