LG moves up to Ivy Bridge with Xnote Z350, Claims New ‘Thinnest’ Ultrabook

Posted on 03 June 2012 by

The LG Z350 Ultrabook has been announced.  Based on the same chassis as the LG Xnote Z330 it looks like a straight upgrade to Ivy Bridge to make a 2nd-generation Ultrabook.

Update: The announcement includes a new 14″ model. The LG Xnote X450

LG Xnote Z350

LG haven’t come up with a full list of specs (we suspect that will surface next week during Computex) but are pushing a thickness of 14.7mm which is tenths of a millimeter thinner than the Acer S5. This is getting silly! Taking a look back at the Xnote Z330 specs we also see a claimed thickness of 15mm so maybe the Acer S5 was never the thinnest anyway.

A weight of 1.2KG is more interesting though. For a 13″ screen that, from this angle, looks like it’s got a higher resolution than 1366×768. The bezel looks thin too. Note: glossy screen.

LG XnoteLG also mention a SATA3 SSD in their press release (translated) which could lead to some high disk speeds – the reason that LG claims it will boot in 9 seconds perhaps. (Note: The Z330 also had fast boot speeds. 9.9 seconds I seem to remember.)

Available in Core i5 and i7 versions. No information on pricing and availability yet.

LG Xnote Specification summary

LG Xnote Z350

  • Ivy Bridge Core i5/i7
  • SSD storage – SATA 3
  • 13.3″ thin bezel glossy display
  • 3 x USB (probably all USB3.0 given this is Ivy Bridge)
  • HDMI
  • Headset port
  • LAN port (via adaptor cable)
  • MicroSD port
  • Wi-Di

The Xnote Z330 was always an interesting Ultrabook but it never seemed to get wide distribution. Maybe LG can push this one a little harder.

Source: EngadgetDDaily

  • MP

    Those laptops look truly unoriginal to me – I know Apple didn’t invent the wedge look or the chicklet keys and so on, but those two laptops look like a mb and a mba to me. :P

    That said, I’ve never had a bad experience with an LG product. If they can squeeze in a high res display with their shuriken-bezel-tech I’m definitely interested.

  • Andrew

    Again with a shitty glossy screen. So thanks (for whatever needs thanking), but no thanks !

  • Adam

    Incredibly thin, light, premium materials, premium screen, premium SSD, thin bezels; this is EXACTLY what I want as long as it doesn’t cost eleventy billion dollars and is actually for sale in the US.


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