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LG details slimmer Ultra PC and Tab-Book 2 ahead of CES 2014

LG has announced that it will reveal new versions of its Ultra PC and Tab-Book at the Consumer Electronics Show [CES] 2014 in Las Vegas that gets underway next week.

A press release from the Korean firm stated that the upgraded products would feature slimmer designs and weigh less than predecessors as it looks to secure a stronger foothold in the PC market.

“Our 2014 line-up is specifically designed to let customers take advantage of cutting-edge technology in a myriad of innovative ways. Essentially, the new generation of PC products from LG enables users to find the perfect computer for their needs, whether it’s for home, work, school or entertainment,” said Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT business division at LG.

The Ultra PC model 13Z940 ultra-book weighs in at less than 1kg and comes equipped with an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor with a 13.3in full HD IPS display. Storage-wise it has a solid state drive [SSD] with a 128GB or 256GB capacity depending on the model and it comes with LG’s ‘Reader Mode’ that changes the background of on-screen images to resemble paper that reduces energy consumption and eye strain.

LG’s Tab-Book 2, meanwhile, is a Windows 8.1 hybrid tablet PC that comes in two configurations with both offering a slide-out QWERTY keyboard hidden under the device’s 11.6in touchscreen.

The top of the range model [11T740] comes with an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor and weighs 1.05kg and is 16.7mm thin. The other model [11T540], meanwhile, is lighter at 930g and just 13.7mm thick. Other specifications are yet to be released and more will be revealed at CES 2014 next week.

Lastly, LG detailed a new 27in all-in-one PC that will also run on the Windows 8.1 OS. It comes with an unspecified Intel Core CPU with graphics driven by an NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics card. It is geared towards multi-media usage with seamless switching between TV, monitor or personal computer usage and the picture in picture [PIP] feature allows TV to be watched whilst browsing the web.