LG Announces First Quad Core Notebook that Offers Extreme 3D Gaming Excitement

LG announces R590 Quad-Core Notebook in Singapore. It is now available in Singapore at a recommended retail price of SG$2,399/-.

LG’s First Quad-Core Notebook Offers Extreme 3D Gaming Excitement

New LG WIDEBOOK™ R590 boasts impressive performance powered by Intel Core i7 Processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M graphics chipset

Singapore, March 11, 2010 – LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, today announced its first quad-core processor notebook, the 15.6-inch LG WIDEBOOK™ R590.

The LG R590 packs the performance of a high-end desktop PC into a mobile chassis and includes a 1.73GHz Intel Core i7 processor with the PM55 Chipset, and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT230M with 1GB of dedicated DDR3 video memory. The combination provides the ultimate in portable performance and enables users to enjoy 3D games and full HD movies on the road.

“Notebooks are narrowing the performance gap to desktops thanks to improvements in mobility and performance. However, rendering high-end 3D content on a notebook has been challenging until now,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “By introducing a new workhorse with a quad-core processor and powerful multimedia features, LG is enabling our customers to finally be free of their desks to enjoy 3D games and full HD movies anytime, anywhere.”

The LG R590 achieves its performance with Intel’s Calpella Platform, which integrates the Core i7 processor and PM55 chipset, boosting performance by up to 112% over the Montevina platform for the Core 2 Duo processor.

The NVIDIA GeForce GT230M also enhances 3D graphics quality. According to tests using 3DMark06, this graphics chipset with 1G of DDR3 video memory offers a performance that is about eight times superior to that of Intel’s GMA 4500MHD. In addition, the WXGA+ high-resolution display running at a native resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels offers clear, crisp images.

The LG R590 is equipped with a full range of multimedia features to complete the ultimate entertainment experience. The LED-backlit 16:9 ratio LCD widescreen is embedded with two stereo speakers with SRS TruSurround HD, which offer a cinematic experience for 3D games and movies. A 1.3-megapixel webcam is included along with the You-Cam viewer for video chatting and conferencing.

Beyond the high-performance multimedia features, the LG R590 offers a stylish and sleek design to appeal to discerning consumers. The newest notebook offers a rich, glossy appearance with a UV-coated shiny white or crystal black finish. A row of backlit blue touch buttons also provides instant access to commonly-used functions and the soft touch of the exterior makes extended use more comfortable.

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The exclusive LG- Smart Pack is included to help keep the LG R590 running at peak performance and comprises the maintenance suite of Smart Indicator, Smart Recovery, and Smart Care to maintain an error-free notebook. A detachable Optical Disk Drive enables the notebook to be ultra light and increases mobility. An e-SATA port is provided for connectivity with current-generation hard drives and a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector makes it easy to integrate with modern displays.

“The LG WIDEBOOK™ R590 represents the ultimate in gaming and multimedia performance. Singaporeans will appreciate the performance that it offers, especially among the avid gaming community,” said Mr. Jeff Cheh, Managing Director, LG Electronics Singapore.

The LG WIDEBOOK™ R590 is now available in Singapore at a recommended retail price of SG$2,399/-.

Specifications and Features

Specifications LG WIDEBOOKTM LG R590
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-820QM processor (1.73GHz, Turbo up to 3.06GHz / 1333MHz FSB L2 cache 8MB)
Operating System Windows 7 (Home Premium)
Chipset Intel PM55
Sys. Memory Max. 4GB (DDR3 1333MHz, 32bit OS)
Intel® Turbo Memory None
Display 15.6″ HD+ (1600*900)
Graphics GeForce GT 230M (w/ DDR3 1024MB)
Storage HDD Max. 500GB
SSD (Option) None
ODD DVD Super-Multi Combo
Comm. Wireless Intel WiFiLink 5300AGN (3×3)
WLAN Antenna Triple Hexa-band Antenna (Intel® WiFiLink 5300 only)
Modem 56kbps Modem (Option)
LAN Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth v2.1+EDR)
TV-Tuner None
3G Ready
Webcam 1.3M w/ Stereo Mic.
Audio HD Audio, SRS WOW HD, SRS TruSurround HD
Security Kensington Lock, HDD Security
Input Device Keyboard Full Size 98 Key (w/ Numeric Keypad)
Pointing Device Touch Pad w/ Scroll Function
Expansion Slot Multimedia Card Slot 5-in-1 (xD, MMC, SD, MS, MS Pro)
PC Card Slot Express /34
Input/Output Port HP Out, Mic In, USB (x3), e-SATA (combo w/ USB),
HDMi, VGA, RJ45, RJ11, DC-In
Battery 6Cell (Li-Ion / 2400mAh or 2200mAh)
AC Adapter 90W
Software Pre-Installed – Pre-Installed

  • LG Smart Care
  • LG Magnifier
  • Cyberlink YouCam
  • SRS WOW HD, SRS TruSurround HD
  • LG Smart Recovery (w/ Smart Partition)
  • LG Intelligent Update
  • Google Toolbar
  • On Screen Display
  • LG Smart Indicator
  • Oberon Game
  • Office Trial (Optional, 60days)
  • Bluesoleil (Bluetooth Model only)
  • Windows Live Essential (Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer)

– Not Pre-Installed (Supplied on LIU CD)

  • Norton Anti-virus (Trial Version, 90days)
CD/DVD Titles –        CD/DVD Title

  • LG Intelligent Update DVD
  • Option: LG Smart Recovery Center, Power2Go,
    Cyberlink Hi-Def Suite
Port Replicator None
Dimensions (W x D x H) 373 x 254 x 27.8, 35.2, 39.0 (mm)
Weight TBD
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(* marks the features available on selected models or configurations only.)

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About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2008 global sales of $44.7 billion, LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both A Global Partner of Formula 1™ and A Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event.

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.

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About LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd

LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd is a fully-owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., the pioneer and market leader of the Korean electronics industry for over four decades. In recognition of its vision of bringing great design to category defining products, and its fast-growing market appeal in Singapore, LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd is a recipient of leading local and international industry accolades such as the Superbrands 2006, Red dot Design and GfK No. 1 Awards. Poised to be the Number One electronics and telecommunications brand in Singapore, LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd runs a customer-focused centre: the LG Service Centre at Alexandra Road. For more information, please visit http://sg.lge.com