It looks like Android is slowly but steadily becoming a solid alternative for Windows in the execution of tablet/mini-laptop hybrids.
LG has just taken the wraps off its rookie Google-powered Tab Book effort.
Thus far only available with Windows 8 out the box in a pair of low-cost/high-end configurations, the Tab Book takes the form of a state-of-the-art convertible gadget when running Android, although for some reason LG elected an aging version of the OS rather than 4.4 KitKat.
The pre-loaded 4.2 Jelly Bean build is the sole minor flaw of the fresh Tab Book.
The aesthetics are virtually unchanged from the second-gen Windows Tab Books. The detachable keyboard is just as sleek and easy to assemble and disassemble, and together, the two-piece is adequately light, at 1.05 kg, and thin, at 16.7 mm.
No words on an exact price tag yet, but it can’t possibly cost any less than $1,000.