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LG launches ultrabook and hybrid tablet in Australia

LG's convertible Tab-Book and Z360 Ultrabook will hit Australian retail in July.

LG has announced that the Z360 Ultrabook and both the H160 and Z160 Tab-Books will soon be available in Australia.

LG's hybrid Tab-Book. (Credit: LG)

The range was shown off by the company at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) back in January. However, at the time, no commitment had been made to an Australian launch.

Both of the Tab-Book models have an 11.6-inch IPS screen, with five-point touch and a 1366x768 resolution. The screen slides up by way of a single button press to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard.

The H160 runs a 1.8GHz Intel Atom chip, with 64GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. It measures 286x192x15.9mm and weighs in at 1.05kg. LG claims a 12-hour battery life for the device.

The Z160 ups the stakes with a core i5-3337U chip running at 1.8GHz. An SSD provides 120GB of storage, and there's 4GB of RAM. Size wise, it's just 4mm thicker than the H160, and a little heavier, at 1.25kg.

The Z160 also features WiDi and a USB 3.0 port, in addition to the USB 2.0, microSD and full-sized HDMI that's across the two Tab-Book models.

The Z360 Ultrabook has the same core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD, but features a 13.3-inch full HD IPS screen. At 13.6mm thick and just 1.15kg, the Z360 has already won the 2013 Red Dot design award.

All three devices run Windows 8, and will be exclusive to Harvey Norman stores, starting in early July. The Z360 Ultrabook will retail for AU$1399, with the Z160 and H160 Tab-Books costing AU$1499 and AU$999, respectively.

We have the Z160 in the office, and will have a review up in the coming days.

The Z360 Ultrabook. (Credit: LG)