The LG confirmation that it’s coming to Europe but it looks like we’ll get our first chance at hands-on at CES next week. LG will be showing the Z330 along with a 14” version, the Z430.has already been announced in South Korea with
The Z330 sports a 13.3” screen (1366×768) 4GB RAM and i7 Sandy Bridge processors (we’re seeing pre-order sites showing Core i5 too) and indications are that it will launch at the $1000/€1000 mark. Expect an Intel Wi-Fi card for Wi-Di capability, full-size HDMI and USB3.0 port but no VGA port and only a micro-SD card slot.
The Z430 will be a slightly different beast with SSD and HDD (we suspect as two drives, not a hybrid drive based on the claimed boot speeds) and a 14” screen. The chassis will be 19.9mm thick and will weigh 1.5KG. The full specifications aren’t know at the moment.
Official availability was not given in the press release but in Europe, the first shipments of the Z330 are expected to be available in February. USA availability should be around the same timeframe.
We’ll bring you video and a hands-on report next week from CES.