LG Electronics Expands IT Product Portfolio, Unveiling New LCD Monitors, Optical Storage Options

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 - LG Electronics has introduced three new series of uniquely styled LCD monitors, three "Super Multi Blue" Blu-ray Disc Rewriters and a new super slim optical drive as part of its expanded 2008 information technology (IT) product portfolio. The products are on display at the 2008 International CES® (Booth #8214, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).

LG Electronics' flagship LCD monitors, the W52 series, combine cutting-edge performance with stylish designs that integrate into any home office or high-end professional setting. The series' 19-, 20-, 22-, and 24-inch monitors feature a high-gloss, piano black cabinet with a curved bezel accent. Digital Fine Contrast Technology boosts the contrast ratio to 10,000:1, one of the highest available today.

The 19-, 20- and 22-inch models' ultra-fast 2ms response time delivers sharp, crisp images with reduced motion artifacts. LG's "ez Zooming" technology helps users quickly change the image size and resolution with the click of a button, an ideal tool for smaller fonts or images that need to be magnified.

All LG monitors use the proprietary f-ENGINE picture-enhancing chip for desktop monitors. LG's f-ENGINE enhances brightness and color independently of each other, which makes these units perfect for gaming, and graphic or video intensive projects. Additional monitors include:

o W00 Series (W3000, W2600) - Features support for "Full HD" 1080p
resolution and incorporates LG's slim and narrow design. The unit has
a 2ms response time, high resolutions (2,560 x 1,600 resolution,
W3000; 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, W2600), and a 10,000:1 contrast
ratio. It is available in 26- and 30-inch models.

o L7W Series (L227WT) - The L7W series utilizes a design that is perfect
for a home office or professional setting. The unit also incorporates
an anti-glare screen which minimizes glare often caused by fluorescent
or harsh lighting. It has 2ms response time, 10,000:1 contrast ratio,
300cd/m2 brightness, 1,680 x 1,050 resolution and a wide viewing
angle of 170 x 170 degrees. It is available in a 22-inch model.

As the largest optical storage manufacturer in the world, and a leading optical drive supplier in the U.S., LG Electronics is showcasing two new internal and an external dual-format "Super Multi Blue" Blu-ray and HD DVD compatible drives. All units feature LightScribe, which enables consumers to easily create direct-to-disc labels right from their drive. The new optical drives offer consumers one of the widest variety of options available because they are compatible with Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD read/write and HD-DVD-ROM (read only). These models include:

o The GGW-H20LI features both Blu-ray disc read and write capabilities,
and HD DVD playback compatibility. The unit has a 6x recording speed
of Blu-ray Discs - it takes only about 16 minutes to burn a full
single layer BD-R disc (25GB), compared with 23-24 minutes for 4x
recording and 46-47 minutes for 2x recording. The unit records up to
50GB of data, equivalent to approximately 4-1/2 hours of
high-definition video or 22 hours of standard definition video (on a
dual layer 50GB BD-R/BD-RE recordable media). Other features include:
o 6x BD-R/2x BD-RE read compatible
o 3x HD DVD read compatible
o DVD+RW/-RW recording speed to 16x recording
o This unit is currently available for $399
o The GGC-H20LI has Blu-ray disc and HD DVD playback compatibility.
Other features include:
o 6x BD-R/2x BD-RE read compatible
o 3x HD DVD read compatible
o 16x recording speed of DVD+RW/-RW
o 32x recording speed of CD-R/RW
o Serial ATA interface
o This unit is currently available for $299

o The GGW-E10L is an external "Super Multi Blue" drive that reads and
writes Blu-ray discs, and has HD DVD playback capabilities. The unit
features a 6x recording speed of Blu-ray Discs, and a 3x read speed of
Other features include:
o 6x BD-R/2x BD-RE read compatible
o 3x HD DVD read compatible
o DVD+RW/-RW recording speed to 16x recording.
o Sleek black and white casing to complement any workplace or home

LG Electronics is also showcasing its new GSA-E50L, a slim portable external drive that integrates USB BUS Power, enabling it to burn DVDs and CDs without needing an AC power adapter. The unit has up to 8x DVD+R and DVD-R write speeds, and 24x CD-R and CD-RW write speeds in addition to 8.5GB double layer recording. The unit will be available in Q1 2008.

About LG Electronics USA, Inc.
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a wide range of consumer electronics (digital display and digital media) products, mobile phones and digital appliances under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit http://www.lgusa.com/.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 110 operations including 81 subsidiaries around the world. Comprising four business units - Digital Displays, Digital Media, Mobile Communications and Digital Appliances, with 2006 global sales of U.S. $38.5 billion - LG Electronics is the world's largest producer of CDMA handsets, air conditioners, optical storage products and DVD players. For more information, please visit www.lge.com/.

Source: LG Electronics, Inc.

CONTACT: John I. Taylor,
+1-847-941-8181, jtaylor@lge.com,
or Clara Chang, +1-201-816-2011,
both of LG Electronics, Inc.;
or Ojas Naik, +1-312-397-6008, ojas.naik@ogilvypr.com,
for LG Electronics, Inc.

Web site: http://www.lge.com/

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