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The LG StanbyME Go Is A Portable 27-Inch Tablet In A Military-Grade Briefcase!

LG introduces the StanbyME Go, a 27-inch tablet securely encased in a rugged briefcase for ultimate portability.

StanbyME Go
Credits: LG

LG has announced the release of their latest innovation, the StanbyME Go (27LX5QKNA), a groundbreaking solution to the common problem of protecting portable computing screens.


Designed to ensure the safety of your device during transportation, this unique 4.69-inch-thick (119 mm) briefcase features a military-grade build and permanently attaches a massive 27-inch tablet. The excitement surrounding the eccentric design, recently discovered by tech enthusiasts on sites like GSMArena and Ars Technica, has grown since its listing on LG's South Korean website with availability scheduled to commence from June 7.

StanbyME Go
Credits: LG

Inquiring about potential U.S. pricing and release dates, popular tech blog Ars Technica reached out to LG, only to receive a response from a spokesperson stating that the company currently had no information to share regarding their plans in the U.S. Nevertheless, there are indications that the StanbyME Go may already be available to U.S. consumers via South Korea's YooTopia website, priced at US$1,050.

StanbyME Go
Credit: LG

Considering LG's past success with the original StanbyME, a 27-inch tablet mounted on a tall stand with wheels, it is plausible that the company may introduce its successor to the American market in the future, despite its niche appeal.

StanbyME Go
Credit: LG

With touchscreen capabilities and a 27-inch size, it falls somewhere between a tablet, monitor, and small TV. It is able to interface via HDMI and USB-A ports accessed through the briefcase. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5, enabling seamless pairing with other devices.

StanbyME Go
Credit: LG

In terms of display specifications, the StanbyME Go fails to impress. LG reveals it features an LED panel with a 60 Hz refresh rate and 1920×1080 resolution. Unfortunately, critical details such as panel type and brightness are not immediately provided, while HDR support and associated features appear to be underutilised in this model.


The tablet's display is securely attached to the briefcase, with an adjustable arm that allows for portrait or landscape viewing, offering flexibility to users. A third mode positions the screen flat on the bottom half of the open briefcase, creating a tabletop-like experience.


LG's marketing material showcases this mode by displaying a simulated record player (requires a connected smartphone, as stated on the product page) and people playing board games.

StanbyME Go
Credit: LG

The robust briefcase design offers significantly enhanced protection compared to traditional tablet or portable monitor sleeves. LG has subjected the StanbyME Go to rigorous testing under the MIL-STD-810H military standard, successfully passing 11 tests involving low pressure, high temperature, low temperature, dust, vibration, salt spray, shock and drop. It is worth noting, however, that while the briefcase excels in safeguarding the enclosed electronics, it is not waterproof.

StanbyME Go
Credit: LG

In line with its briefcase design, this product provides storage space not only for the tablet but also for its charging cable and remote control.


Audio is delivered through a 4-channel speaker system boasting 20W output, an essential consideration when using the device outdoors amidst potential background noise. LG's marketing images showcase the StanbyME Go being used in a park setting.


However, similar to its predecessor, the StanbyME Go has a limited battery life of three hours in a low-power mode with the volume set to 30. Although this may not be sufficient for a full workday, it is comparable to other top portable monitors with integrated batteries.


While there are numerous ways to enjoy video content on the go or outdoors, most do not require a dedicated 27-inch screen. LG's market success with the StanbyME Go will be determined upon its launch.

 
  • LG introduces the StanbyME Go, a 27-inch tablet securely housed in a military-grade briefcase for portability and protection.

  • The device is listed on LG's South Korean website and is set to be available from June 7.

  • US pricing and release dates are currently unknown, but the product appears to be accessible through South Korea's YooTopia website for US$1,050.

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