LG has revealed its own attempt at the ultrabook segment, the LG Xnote Z330, with Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors and more than a hint of Apple’s MacBook Air to the styling. Built around a 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 display – that, thanks to LG’s 8mm-thin bezel Shuriken tech, fits into the space a 12-inch panel would usually demand – the Z330 is 14.7mm thick and 1.21kg, and can run for over 6hrs on a single charge.
Inside there’s a choice of Intel’s Core i5-2467M or Core i7-2637M processors, paired with 4GB of RAM and a choice of 120GB SATA 6Gbps SSD or a 256GB SATA 3Gbps SSD. Graphics are courtesy of Intel’s HD GPU, while connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, Intel WIDI, USB 3.0 and a microSD card reader.
LG is particularly pushing the Xnote Z330’s rapid boot abilities, with the ultrabook being ready to go in just 7s (resume time). It’ll also shut down quickly too, being off in 9.9s. The company reckons the combination of the speed fettling, the second-gen Intel chips and the SSD storage makes the Z330 20-percent faster at multitasking than its ultraportable predecessors.
Pricing is set at 1.7m – 2.6m Won ($1,509 – $1,863) depending on processor and other specifications when the notebook arrives in South Korea in the middle of this month. No news on when we might see the LG Xnote Z330 arrive in the US.