LG Gets into the Gaming Jig With Core i7, 3D-enabled Laptop

By on June 28, 2010
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The LG R590 sports 15.6″ HD+ display, Core i7 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and nVidia GeForce GT 230M.

Press release:
LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, today unveiled 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 Mr. H.S Paik, President of LG Electronics Gulf FZE. “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 thanks to 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 enhances 3D graphics quality as well. According to tests using 3DMark06, this graphics chipset with 1G of DDR3 video memory offers about eight times the performance 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 fully packed with a range of multimedia features to bolster the 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. A Blu-ray drive is also included so users can enjoy true HD content on the road.

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 feel of the body skin makes the LG R590 comfortable to use for long periods.

LG’s Smart Pack is included to help keep the LG R590 running at peak performance and comprises Smart Indicator, Smart Recovery, and Smart Care to maintain an error-free notebook. A detachable ODD boosts mobility by enabling the notebook to shed weight while out and about. An e-SATA port is provided to connect with current-generation hard drives and a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector makes it easy to integrate with modern displays.

LG’s first quad-core processor notebook, the LG WIDEBOOK™ R590, will be rolled out in the UAE from August.

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)
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor (1.60GHz, Turbo up to 2.80GHz / 1333MHz FSB L2 cache 6MB)
Operating System Windows 7 (Home Premium/Professional)
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 / Blu-Ray Combo
Comm. Wireless Intel WiFiLink 5300AGN (3×3)
WLAN Antenna Triple Hexa-band Antenna (Intel® WiFiLink 5300 only) or
Dual Hexa-band Antenna
Modem 56kbps Modem (Option)
LAN Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth *Yes (Bluetooth v2.1+EDR) / OPTION
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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