LG, the Korean technology manufacturer, will be joining the ranks of HP, Apple Inc, Samsung and Dell – just to name a few – with a tablet PC of their own making. Earlier this year, LG showed off their prototype UX10 tablet PC at Computex 2010, and gave a short exclusive to Engadget with this device. Good judgment on their part, as the LG tablet malfunctioned during testing, meaning the touch screen was entirely unresponsive and left the reviewer with nothing to do but stare at its screen and judge the feel and general outlook of the device. This would be a cause for concern if LG was releasing that tablet, fortunately though, that was just a prototype; almost two months have passed since then and the UX10 still doesn’t have an official release date.
LG UX10 Hardware Specifications
Not much is known yet, as information for this particular product is hard to come across. What we can tell you, however, is that the LG tablet comes with an Intel Atom Z530 CPU running at 1.60 GHz, 1 GB of RAM memory, and has 120 GB of storage capacity – well above iPad standards and considerably higher than any tablet PC on the market with the exception of the Archos 5 and Archos 7 tablets. It features a capacitative 10.1” touch screen display, of unknown resolution but quite pleasing to look upon; and also has a 1.3 megapixel front-facing webcam, an SD slot, a micro-HDMI port for video playback and a 802.11 b/g/n WiFi card.
Windows 7, an Intel Atom Processor and a 7500 mAh Battery: What Does this Mean?
In short: this is does not bode well for the UX10′s battery life. Windows is a notoriously demanding OS, made for desktops and merely adapted for smartphones and tablet PCs; the Intel Atom processors are not exactly power efficient – relatively speaking, as there are better alternatives; and while a 7500 whatever sounds big enough to provide plenty of anything, this only means that it can provide 7500 milliamp hours, but how long it actually lasts depends on what voltage is needed to keep the device functioning… and with an Intel Atom processor and running Windows 7 Home Premium, it’s a safe bet it won’t be topping the iPad‘s 10 hour battery life, not by a long shot.