LG debuts ultra-slim Blade series P430 and P530 notebooks

LG-Blade-series-P430-notebookLG Electronics announced today a new line of “Blade” series notebooks, which boast an ultra-thin profile. The company says the two new laptops in the line will be available for purchase later this month.

Making up the line are the P430 and P530 models. The P430 offers a 14-inch LCD screen that measures 4.3mm thick, while the P530 has a 15.60-inch display with a slightly larger 4.7mm thickness. LG boasts that the notebooks’ screens are “up to 50 percent thinner than any other notebooks in their class.” LG has also managed to give both models narrow bezels; the 14-inch P430, for instance, fits into the frame of a 13.3-inch notebook.

Thanks to the Blade series notebooks’ relatively small size, and all-aluminum cases, they’re also nice and light — something that can make even more of a difference than thinness. The P430 and P530 weight 4.28 pounds and 4.85 pounds respectively. That’s still quite a bit heavier than Apple’s super-slim MacBook Air, which weighs in at a mere 3 pounds.

On the performance side, both the P430 and P530 notebooks have all the power most users could want these days, with Intel‘s second-generation Sandy Bridge Core i quad-core processors. Both the P430 and the P530 come with a choice of a Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, all of which are significantly faster than the previous generation chips. In terms of graphics processors, both notebooks have dedicated Nvidia’s GeForce GT 520M GPU, which offers users solid, but not stellar, gaming and video capabilities.

Both models come loaded with Windows 7, and sport 1.3MP HD webcams. They also include SRS and DLNA technology, for content sharing with other DLNA-enabled devices. Customers can choose between either the “Misty Blue” or “Titan Black” brushed aluminum finishes.

LG says international shipments of the P430 will start at the end of this month, while customers throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America and Asia will have to wait until around the end of June to get their hands on the P530.

Product Review

You’ve never seen a 17-inch gaming laptop like MSI’s GS75 Stealth

The MSI GS75 Stealth builds off the success of last year’s GS65. Not only does it maintain the same incredible portability, it also tweaks the formula with a larger touchpad, individually-lit RGB keys, and a revamped thermal solution.
Home Theater

The seven best TVs you can buy right now, from budget to big screen

Looking for a new television? In an oversaturated market, buying power is at an all-time high, but you'll need to cut through the rough to find a diamond. We're here to help with our picks for the best TVs of 2019.
Computing

Every gaming laptop that was announced at CES 2019, ranked

Looking for a new gaming laptop? You're in luck, as we compiled and ranked all the gaming notebooks that were announced at CES this year. Be sure to take a look at the latest models with AMD or Nvidia chips before you buy.
Computing

Everything to know about AMD’s CES 2019 reveals: Ryzen 3, Radeon VII, and more

AMD announced new products that will utilize its new 7nm architecture, ranging from its Ryzen 3 processors to powerful new Radeon VII graphics cards during its CES keynote. All these products will be available during this year.
Computing

Problems with installing or updating Windows 10? Here's how to fix them

Upgrading to the newest version of Windows 10 is usually a breeze, but sometimes you run into issues. Never fear though, our guide will help you isolate the issue at hand and solve it in a timely manner.
Computing

Still miss Windows 7? Here's how to make Windows 10 look more like it

There's no simple way of switching on a Windows 7 mode in Windows 10. Instead, you can install third-party software, manually tweak settings, and edit the registry. We provide instructions for using these tweaks and tools.
Computing

Lost your router? Here's how to find its IP address to help track it down

Changing the login information for your router isn't always easy, that's why so many have that little card on the back. But in order to use it, you need to know where to go. Here's how to find the IP address of your router.
Computing

Our favorite Windows apps will help you get the most out of your new PC

Not sure what apps you should be downloading for your newfangled Windows device? Here are the best Windows apps, whether you need something to speed up your machine or access your Netflix queue. Check out our categories and favorite picks.
Computing

Is it worth spending more for the Surface Pro, or is the Surface Go good enough?

The Surface Go versus Surface Pro -- which is better? While the higher price tag of one might make you think it's an easy choice, a deeper dive into what each offers makes it a closer race than you might assume.
Computing

Pinning websites to your taskbar is as easy as following these quick steps

Would you like to know how to pin a website to the taskbar in Windows 10 in order to use browser links like apps? Whichever browser you're using, it's easier than you might think. Here's how to get it done.
Computing

Stop your PC's vow of silence with these tips on how to fix audio problems

Sound problems got you down? Don't worry, with a few tweaks and tricks we'll get your sound card functioning as it should, and you listening to your favorite tunes and in-game audio in no time.
Computing

Yes, Android apps can run on your PC, and it's easier than you think

Wish you knew how to run Android apps in Windows? It's easier than you might think and there are a number of different ways to do it. In this guide, we break down the steps so you can follow along with ease.
Computing

Don't spend hundreds on Pro Tools or Logic. Try one of these free alternatives

Believe it or not, Pro Tools isn't the only digital audio workstation worth your time. Check out our picks for the best free recording software, whether you're looking for a lightweight app or a full-blown audio workstation.
Computing

How to share an external hard drive between Mac and Windows

Compatibility issues between Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS may have diminished sharply over the years, but that doesn't mean they've completely disappeared. Here's how to make an external drive work between both operating systems.