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Shopping for a Windows-based iMac clone? LG has your back. The company arrived at Computex today toting its new V300 all-in-one desktop which, despite its aesthetic similarities, makes some effort to distance itself from Apple's offering. Seemingly designed for multimedia buffs, the V300 is equipped with a 23-inch 1920x1080 LED-backlit display that marries in-plane switching and film-type patterned retarder technologies.
The IPS panel insures broad 178-degree viewing angles and accurate colors, while FPR offers 3D video playback (two pairs of polarized glasses are included). Additionally, the system leverages three individual camera sensors for multitouch support. To make the most of the finger input, LG will ship the machine with preinstalled touch-optimized software, but the press release doesn't offer many specifics alongside its marketing speak.
Besides the feature-rich display, the spec sheet mentions Sandy Bridge Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, up to 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM, a Radeon HD 6650M 1GB, up to 750GB of storage, DVD or Blu-ray drives, SRS Sound, and a 720p webcam. Connectivity includes wired and wireless LAN, Bluetooth 3.0 or 2.1, a multi-card reader, four USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port, HDMI 1.4-out, a TV tuner, as well as WiDi support.
It's worth noting that there appears to be at least two distinct versions of the V300, one with the fancy display tech and one without. The former is a bit thicker at 1.75 inches versus 1.56 inches (that's excluding the base, of course). LG hasn't shared pricing details yet, but the V300 is expected to launch in Korea this July with other regions to follow. Systems will come with a minimalist (Apple)-inspired wireless mouse and keyboard.
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