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LG Windows 7 Tablet Debuts In South Korea

The 10.1-inch E-Note H100B is being criticized for outdated technology, weight and price.

In a departure from the trend toward Android-based tablets, LG this weekend rolled out the LG E-Note H100B, a Windows 7-powered tablet in South Korea that has been panned in several reviews.

The device has a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display, a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, and comes with a stylus and a cradle stand. It weighs 1.9 pounds and measures 278.5 x 180.5 x 14.5 mm. There are two processor options offered: either a 1.1-GHz Intel Atom Z510 chip or a 1.6-GHz Atom Z530 CPU, as well as 1GB of RAM and 16GB SSD. The E-Note H100B also features 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth 3.0. There is also an option for WiMax as an accessory.

The tablet comes with two USB 2.0 ports, an SD Card Slot, a 4-cell removable battery and an accelerometer. It runs Windows 7 Starter edition but will reportedly also be compatible with Windows 7 Professional version.

"The tablet looks good, but the technology is dated already and the platform isn’t that fast," noted Netbooknews.com. The E-Note H100B offers "a mix of rather interesting features with some other that are actually a bit old (and moving fast toward obsolete status)," said Softpedia.com. "With all the bleeding-edge technology tablets are packing these days, here comes LG with a little oddity in both price and technology departments," Techtorial.com reported. Other reviews called it “quite a bit heavy” and said the platform "is not exactly a big novelty."

The device was leaked earlier this month in photos and FCC documents indicating the tablet passed compliance standards in order to be sold in the U.S.

Right now, however, the E-Note H100B is available online from the South-Korean based retail store KT WiBro for 961,000 or about $850. LG has not said whether the device will be sold in other markets.

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