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LG Widebook notebooks
Mark Peters : October 8th 2009 - 15:10 CET
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LG ElectronicsLG Widebook notebooks : LG Electronics unveiled its new Widebook notebook range. Each LG Notebook in the Widebook series features a wide 16:9 HD LED-backlit display and Intel Core 2 Duo processor to offer an extreme entertainment experience to consumers. The LG Widebook laptop range comprises five models - the LG R580/R560, LG R480/R460 and LG R380 - and further cements LG’s position as a global notebook player. LG recognizes consumer demand for widescreen notebooks over conventional desktop PCs is building, as is evidenced by the growth of the netbook market.

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“Notebooks are more popular than desktop PCs in many parts of the world due to their mobility and connectivity. The key to success in the market going forward is to design lighter, more stylish notebooks with powerful PC-like functions,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We believe that LG’s advanced technology and experience in the mobile sector positions us well to deliver cutting-edge products to our consumers.”

LG widebook notebook

LG Widebook notebook series
The LG Widebook notebook series is available in various screen sizes, with the LG R580 and the LG R560 boasting a 15.6” display while the LG R480 and the LG R460 notebooks include a 14” screen and the diminutive LG R380 laptop packs a 13.3” panel. The LG R580 and R480 widescreen notebooks are positioned as premium laptop models and sport a stylish design, while the LG R560 and the LG R460 notebooks are reliable everyday workhorses and the LG R380 widescreen laptop offers a blend of performance at an affordable price.

LG R580 notebook

LG R580 notebook with Blu-ray drive
The Widebook notebook series from LG boast superb features to help them serve as mobile entertainment stations. The 16:9 widescreen display is optimized for HD content and ships in 1600x900 and 1368x768 HD pixel resolutions, depending on the notebook model. The LED backlight also means that the screens draw 15-20% less power than existing notebooks, which also helps boost battery life. Each LG notebook in the Widebook range includes SRS TruSurround HD sound to bring movies to life. The premium LG R580 notebook is sure to prove popular with movie buffs thanks to its inclusion of a Blu-ray drive.

LG widebook

LG Widebook features
The LG Widebook notebook range packs Intel Core 2 Duo processors with 2GB or 4GB of turbo memory and a NVIDIA GeForce graphics chip with up to 1GB of DDR2 video memory, providing plenty of power for general use and adequate punch for 3D games. In fact, according to tests using 3DMark06, these graphics subsystems offer between three and six times the performance of Intel’s GMA X4500MHD chipset. LG has bundled a Smart Pack with the Widebook range to help provide customization and quick diagnosis of errors to help even novice users maintain a problem-free PC. Smart Indicator is a customizable quick-launch feature that helps the user set up a list of frequently used functions for quick and easy access.

LG R380 widebook

LG R380 Widebook with 3G modem
The Widebook R380 notebook also includes a Smart On feature that enables the machine to be booted in only five seconds. Smart On enables users to rapidly access commonly-used applications including a web browser, messenger, games, photo viewer and MP3 player. The LG Widebook series includes a 3G modem chipset to enable convenient and easy access to the internet. This feature provides a straightforward connection to wireless networks in any location offering GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS or HSDPA networks.

Widescreen notebooks

LG Widescreen notebooks with build-in webcam
The LG Widebook laptop series is packed with a range of easy-of-use features as well. A 1.3-megapixel webcam is included and the You-Cam viewing software offers editing and an integrated UI for video chatting and conferencing. Widebook models offer an e-SATA port to connect with current-generation hard drives and a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector is included. Beyond the widescreen and high-performance multimedia features, the Widebook offers a stylish exterior to suit the most style-conscious consumers. The cutting-edge style includes a UV coating and trendy low-profile chrome hinge. The premium LG R580 and R480 models also include a row of backlit blue buttons to provide quick access to features.

Widebook

LG Widebook notebooks
The LG Widebook laptop is also available in a range of colors including shiny white and crystal black colors for the LG R580 / R560 and the LG R480 / R460 to add a sleek look and feel. The LG R380 notebook is designed for the youth market and is available in white, black and pink schemes. The five new LG Widebook notebooks will be rolled out first in Turkey, Dubai and Saudi Arabia, followed by other countries in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America throughout September.
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