Ultrabooks are cool and thin, but usually underpowered notebooks due to Intel's precise set of guidelines. However, that did not stop LG from bending those guidelines and coming up with what we like to call an Ultrabook on steroids, the LG U560.
In case you are wondering, Intel's guideline for Chief River based Ultrabooks based on Ivy Bridge architecture stated that the height, or thickness, can be up to 18mm for 13.3-inch or smaller and up to 21mm for 14-inch and larger display notebooks. Of course, these guidelines include a bunch of other requirements like battery life, maximum resume from hibernation time, minimum storage performance and I/O requirements.
The LG U560 features a 15.6-inch IPS 1080p panel already seen on some other LG notebooks at CES 2013, but the actual thickness of the U560 is at 20.9mm, which is as you can see just 0.1mm short of the guideline. LG's U560 will be powered by yet to be released Intel's Core i5 3337U Ivy Bridge CPU clocked at 1.8GHz (2.7GHz Turbo) with 3MB of L3 cache, Intel HD 4000 graphics and a 17W TDP.
According to information from LG's Korean site, the new U560 will also feature yet to be specified Nvidia discrete graphics card, hybrid storage with SSD and HDD, as well as the optical drive, something that we have not seen on any Ultrabook.
The entire thing weighs in at 1.95kg, which is quite impressive for a 15.6-incher. Unfortunately, other details are still unknown as we wait for this one to be launched for the rest of the world.