NVIDIA and LG Electronics Offer Windows Sideshow Functionality in New Notebooks


Z1 Notebook Series Features a Secondary Display in the Lid for Enjoying Windows SideShow Gadgets and Media On-The-Go

CES 2007, LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 // -- NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) today announced that LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, introduced a new series of notebook computers that take full advantage of the Windows Vista operating system, which fully utilizes the new NVIDIA Preface(TM) Personal Media Display (PMD) platform. By using Preface to enable Windows SideShow, consumers will have "always-on" access to multimedia content and software gadgets via a secondary display embedded in the notebook lid.

Windows SideShow is a new technology that allows the Windows Vista operating system to drive auxiliary displays providing consumers with faster and easier to use bite-size bits of information. NVIDIA Preface allows consumers to link to the programs and data stored on the main system, even when the notebook is in hibernation mode or turned off. Some of the many gadgets that can be used on the go without draining battery life include music playback, photo slideshows, e-mail, calendars, world clocks, stock quotes, RSS feeds, and more.

"In the consumer electronics market, the line between work and entertainment devices has become increasingly blurred," said John Milner, general manager of personal media processors at NVIDIA Corporation. "The LG Z1 with NVIDIA Preface technology allows consumers to get more from the notebook experience -- they can be more productive throughout their workday and enjoy personal media along the way."

"NVIDIA Preface technology and Windows SideShow allow us to offer our customers a new way to take advantage of the wealth of personal information in their notebook and on the Web," said Mr. JJ Lee, general manager for the PC division of LG. "For those looking to enjoy a complete Windows Vista experience, this notebook is a must-have."

LG Z1 Notebooks

Designed for prosumers and business users alike, the LG Z1 notebook boasts an array of power features including:

o In-lid secondary display based on the NVIDIA Preface media platform
o Intel Core 2 Duo processor, T7200 (2.0GHz, 667MHz, 4MB L2 Cache)
o 12.1-inch wide XGA (1280 x 800) display
o 1GB DDR2 memory

LG Z1 series notebooks are expected to be available in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows Vista launch. For more information. visit www.lge.com.

NVIDIA Corporation

NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

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Source: NVIDIA Corporation

CONTACT: Andrew Humber of NVIDIA Corporation, +1-408-416-7943, or ahumber@nvidia.com

Web site: www.nvidia.com/

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