LG announces new Windows 8.1 PCs ahead of CES 2014

CES 2014 gets underway in Las Vegas next week, but LG is jumping the gun a bit and revealing a little information about some of the products it will show off at the massive electronics trade show, including some new Windows 8.1 PCs.

LG's press release reveals that one of them will be the Tab-Book2 (shown above), the next version of its hybrid notebook-tablet; the first version was part of LG's initial Windows 8 product launch in 2012. The new Tab-Book2 has an 11.6 inch touchscreen that slides up to reveal the keyboard. One of the models weighs in at 2.3 pounds while the other is just over 2 pounds. Both versions have an Intel Core i5 processor.

LG will also promote a full 13.3 inch notebook, the 13Z940 Ultra PC, that weighs 2.1 pounds and has an Intel Core i5 chip. It will come with either a 128 or 256GB SSD for storage. LG adds, "The Ultra PC features Reader Mode, allowing the user to alter the background of any onscreen image to resemble paper, reducing eye-strain and energy consumption."

Finally, LG will show their new all-in-one PC at CES, with a 27 inch screen and the ability to switch from television mode to Windows 8.1 without having to reboot the computer. More hardware details as well as pricing for all of these models are expected to be announced next week.

Source: LG | Image via LG

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I think it looks nice!! I remember Intel demoing a red slide-out convertible kind of looked like this one and caught my attention.

The bottom bezel looks a little too big though.

Finally, LG will show their new all-in-one PC at CES, with a 27 inch screen and the ability to switch from television mode to Windows 8.1 without having to reboot the computer.

Hrmm wonder what the price will be on that, actually looking for something along these lines for the kitchen, if it's wall-mountable anyway.

Yep, it's be good for me too. Though the solution is probably just a TV app

I also like the sound of the reader mode. Would be good for the Surface as well

Why have TV as a separate mode when they could just install WMC? That would be far more powerful without the hassle of switching back and forth between modes.

jakem1 said,
Why have TV as a separate mode when they could just install WMC? That would be far more powerful without the hassle of switching back and forth between modes.

True, I use WMC all the time;.Regrettably MS dropped the ball and abandoned WMC a long time ago which is ironic because they had a product to win the living room way ahead of anybody else.

jakem1 said,
Why have TV as a separate mode when they could just install WMC? That would be far more powerful without the hassle of switching back and forth between modes.
WMC was such a joke. I loved it in theory and even have installed right now, but I've never, ever been able to get it to work beyond playing local media off my hard drive, and I have much better video players for that. What if you just wanna use it as a TV to play your console games when you're not using it as a PC? Much easier to just push a button than load up WMC and pray.

Darrian said,
WMC was such a joke. I loved it in theory and even have installed right now, but I've never, ever been able to get it to work beyond playing local media off my hard drive, and I have much better video players for that. What if you just wanna use it as a TV to play your console games when you're not using it as a PC? Much easier to just push a button than load up WMC and pray.

Then quite clearly you're doing it wrong. I have no issues with it at all. I can watch Live TV both from DVB-T and a satellite box, stream it to all my XBOX 360 extenders around the house and have a very pretty front-end to all my media.

The only thing it's somewhat lacking for is MKV support on extenders, but that's an XBOX 360 container compatibility issue, not a WMC failing.