LG has showcased its first netbook with Intel’s Core i7 quad-core processor, the 15.6-inch XNOTE R590. Two models will be available, one with a 1.73GHz i7 and the other sporting a 1.6GHz version. Either version will ship with Windows 7 Home Premium and NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 230M graphics chipset with 1GB of dedicated RAM.
Both comes with LED backlighting and 1600×900 resolution. Either also has a Wi-Fi module, a DVD burner and a six-cell battery. The slower model makes do with 2GB of RAM and a smaller 320GB hard drive, while the faster version has 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. It will cost about $1,683 for the base version and $2,104 for the faster model. The entry-level model is due out in November, while the faster version is already available in Korea.