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LG Unveils P430 And P530 Blade Series Laptops

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LG has announced its intention to compete with Apple and Samsung – among others – in the ultra-thin laptop market with its Blade series starting out with the 14in P430 and 15.6in P530.

LG has announced the first two models in what will be its new series of skinny laptops with one launching this month and the other launching in June. The 14in P430 and the 15.6in P530 feature a super-slim LED LCD display, which has been developed in conjunction with LG Display. The screen on the P430 has a depth of just 4.5mm while the P530’s display has a depth of 4.7mm. One of the most striking features of the laptops is the bezel around the screens, which is up to 40 percent thinner than laptops in their class. This technology allows the 14in P430 to be designed around a traditional 13.3in chassis. The laptops are also ultra-light with the P430 weighing in at 1.94kg and the P530 coming in at 2.2kg despite the presence of the premium brushed-aluminium chassis.

A lot of specs are yet to be announced but what we do know is that the latest Sandy Bridge Core i7 CPU will be combined with nVidia’s GeForce GT520M GPU to provide some grunt to go with all the slim styling.  Other than that all that is know is that there will be a 1.3 megapixel HD web-cam, SRS (an audio processing technology) and DNLA, to allow you to share content with other enabled devices. “The Blade series is the fruition of many months of effort by LG engineers and designers to develop portable computers that deliver beyond the performance, looks and value that today's consumers have come to expect," said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of LG Electronics PC Business Unit.

The 14in P430 will be released at the end of this month in Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East with the P530 to follow in June. No pricing for this slim laptops have been announced yet but we expect more specs and pricing closer to the release dates.

Source: LG

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