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First quad-core gaming notebook from LG

LG unveils its first quad-core processor gaming notebook

The Widebook R590 is LG's first quad-core gaming notebook.
The Widebook R590 is LG's first quad-core gaming notebook.

LG has unveiled its first quad-core processor gaming notebook, the LG Widebook R590.

The notebook runs on a 1.73GHz Intel Core i7 processor with the PM55 Chipset, which are integrated as part of Intel's Calpella platform, to provide performance up to 112% better than the previous Montevina platform and the Core 2 Duo processor.

The Widebook R590 has a 15.6" backlit LCD screen, with 16:9 ratio wide screem and HD capability. An NVIDIA GeForce GT230M with 1GB of dedicated DDR3 video memory powers visual performance, while two built-in stereo speakers with SRS TruSurround provide the audio element.

For storage, the notebook is available with up to 500GB HDD, and it comes with a removable DVD Super-Multi/Blu-Ray Combo. For connectivity it has an e-SATA port and a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), with built in Intel WiFiLink 5300AGN and Bluetooth.

The notebook also ships with LG's Smart Pack software suite, with Smart Indicator, Smart Recovery, and Smart Care to maintain performance issues.

"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 HS 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 Widebook R590 is expected to be available in the UAE from August.