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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

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Andrew Humber
Handheld Products PR
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-8138

Kim Stowe Hoffman
Stowe Consulting
(408) 768-1097


CES 2007—LAS VEGAS, NV—JANUARY 8, 2007—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™ 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.

LG Z1 "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:

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

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

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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of the NVIDIA Preface platform and LG notebook computers utilizing the NVIDIA Preface Platform, Windows SideShow, the Windows Vista OS and the availability of the LG Z1 series notebooks are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: difficulties in the development of new and enhanced products; loss in performance when products are integrated, delays in ramping new products into production; market acceptance of a competitor's product instead of ours; manufacturing and other delays; defects in our products or the components of a product; software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; general industry trends; changes in industry standards and interfaces as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 29, 2006. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.


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