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LG introduces sliding tablet and multitouch all-in-one with Windows 8

LG introduces sliding tablet and multitouch all-in-one with Windows 8

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LG has officially announced a pair of new PCs, the H160 sliding tablet and V325 all-in-one, both running Microsoft's new Windows 8 OS. The sliding tablet has a built-in keyboard that's revealed by a spring-loaded "auto sliding" screen, which pops open at the press of a button. The screen itself is an 11.6-inch IPS display of unknown resolution that's compatible with LG's Smart Touch Pen; we're not sure if that's a capacitive or traditional stylus, but LG says it allows for "precision-required" work. Thanks to its built-in keyboard, the H160 weighs just over 2.3 lbs and is 15.9mm (0.63 inches) thick, but it does offer up full-size USB, HDMI, and microSD ports. The company promises 10 hours of use from the H160's battery, which makes this likely to be another Clover Trail-powered tablet. It looks like LG is attempting to go head-to-head with Sony's VAIO Duo 11, which features a very similar sliding mechanism and feature set.

The V325 all-in-one features a 23-inch 1080p multitouch display, Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics card. It also has a built-in tuner and functions as a TV when the PC is switched off. Both machines will be released in Korea on October 26th to coincide with Microsoft's Windows 8 launch. International availability hasn't been announced yet, but given LG's history with Windows products, we're not holding our breath for a US release.

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Hyunhu Jang contributed to this article