The Ultrabook market is likely to mature fully in 2012 with the onset of the smaller, more efficient Ivy Bridge processors from Intel, but that hasn’t stopped a slew of manufacturers racing to launch laptops based on the older Sandy Bridge architecture.
We’ve seen Ultrabooks from Acer, Asus, Toshiba, HP and Lenovo so far and now LG has unveiled the Xnote Z330 Ultrabook in South Korea. So far LG has only announced availability in its home territory with no word on when – or if – it will come to the UK.
The Z330 will come with a 13.3in HD LED backlit screen with a standard 1366×768 resolution. You will be given a choice between a Core i7 2637M or Core i5 2467M processor, 4GB of RAM, integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a choice of 128GB or 256GB SSD.
Connectivity will be taken care of with Wi-Fi b/g/n, Intel WiDi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0 and HDMI which is ok, but lacking such things as a memory card reader and ThunderBolt port which we would like to see. The Z330 will weigh in at 1.21kg and it will measure 315 x 215 x 14.7mm – meaning it won’t be as slim and stylish as some of its comperitors.
The Xnote Z330 will also have Super Speed Tech, which will help the ultraportable laptop to boot up in just 9.9 seconds – a feature of most ultrabooks.
The LG Xnote Z330 will go on sale for between 1.7 to 2.6 Million Won (£960 – £1450), which is in line with the majority of Ultrabooks released so far.
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