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LG H1000B Windows Tablet Is Finally Official

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LG H1000B Windows Tablet Is Finally Official

While the whole world seems to be waiting for LG to produce a Gingerbread-powered tablet-to-rule-all-tablets, the Korean manufacturer has quietly brought a Windows-powered device to the table.

We brought you the first images of the H1000B three weeks ago and LG has now finally officially unveiled it and its new name – the E-Note. The 10.1in tablet will ship for around £350, though no date for release here in the UK has been announced yet.

This announcement could be the first of a couple of tablet announcements before the end of the year as people are anxiously awaiting the unveiling of LG’s Android tablet, the Optimus – which has been slated for a Q4 2010 release. For the time being though, people will have to make do with the E-Note.

The E-Note ships with either Windows 7 Starter or Windows 7 Professional and either an Intel Atom Z510 (1.1Ghz) or Z530 (1.6Ghz). The E-Note has 16GB SSD with the option of adding to this via an SD slot. There’s also WiFi, Bluetooth and two USB ports.

The device does look really nice but it will no doubt fall down on functionality as Windows 7 has not been optimized for tablet devices. LG have obviously decided to bring the E-Note to market in time for the festive season but whether or not people will be willing to shell out £350 for this device, when a no doubt far superior Android device is just around the corner, will remain to be seen.

Michael G

November 22, 2010, 5:27 pm

Whilst you're right that W7 isn't exactly optimized for tablets, personally I feel it's not an altogether terrible choice.





For example, the taskbar uses large elements already, they're easy enough to work with using your fingers.





I'm pretty sure that with a few tweaks, the OS could work quite well...





Anyway, at £350 that's seriously good value compared to the £500/600 needed for an iPad or Galaxy, both of which suffer OS setbacks (lack of flash, no multi-tasking etc) that W7 won't.

Stelph

November 22, 2010, 8:38 pm

@Michael G - I agree, I have been looking for a tablet PC to use as a device to store and perform simple edits on video footage I take when training to replace the netbook I currently use, unfortunatly this use kills off both the iPad (no support for importing different formats of videos and not enough storage space) and any Android Tablet (no video editing software). So that leaves the major desktop OS's at this time, with Windows 7 being the best for Multitouch (as i understand it)





My only concern withthe LG tablets however is the processor, especially the 1.1Ghz version, this powered the Archos 9 and all reviews I read said that the CPU really struggled with even basic tasks, probably would be better to aim for the more powerful 1.6 version

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November 22, 2010, 10:43 pm

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HarryGlass

November 23, 2010, 12:08 am

Geez, with the Windows 7 tablet hate and the Android love. I say this as someone who's on his second Android phone, but I'd much rather have Windows on a tablet than Android. You can just do so much more. Sure the interface will be a bit of a drag, but it's worth it for functionality.





I also have a feeling MS will release some sort of Windows Touch overlay at CES. They know they've failed since the last one where Balmer came out with the HP Slate, I think they'll turn that around this time.





At £350 this is really impressive (even though it's just a netbook with the keyboard hacked off). Not sure I'd be expecting great performance for video editing there though @Stelph. I'm tempted by all the tablets coming out (even with iPad), but I'm going to sit it out for another 6 months until they're a bit more mature.

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