Toshiba launch first 3D notebook with Blu-ray playback and many more…..
While spreadsheets may not benefit from added depth, movies and gaming can certainly look better in 3D.
Toshiba has introduced a 3D-ready laptop powered by Nvidia’s Vision technology.
Toshiba’s new Satellite A665 comes with Nvidia 3D Vision technology built in and a pair of active shutter glasses so you can watch 3D content on its 15.6in HD display. The glasses connect to the machine via infrared, syncing up the alternate images that make up the different perspectives for each eye and creating a 3D effect.
Notebook specialist Toshiba has announced it will release the industry’s first 3D-ready notebook with built-in Blu-ray drive in Japan this July.
The DynaBook TX/98MBL features a 15.6-inch LED-backlit LCD panel capable of 120Hz refresh rate and will be bundled with 3D stereo glasses. The glasses will operate in much the same way as they do for new 3D television.
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) today announced the introduction of its first 3D-ready laptop for the U.S. market. The Satellite A665 3D Edition laptop features a 15.6-inch diagonal TruBrite widescreen LCD display with LED backlighting and a 120Hz refresh rate. NVIDIA 3D Vision software and hardware technologies drive the stereoscopic 3D experience, delivering out-of-the-box compatibility with hundreds of PC games, as well as videos and photos. Equipped with a rewriteable Blu-ray Disc drive3, the A665 is also ready to support content playback in the Blu-ray 3D format as it becomes available in the marketplace. The Toshiba Satellite A665 3D Edition laptop will be available on June 20.
The Nvidia 3D Vision kit, which is packaged along with the Satellite A665, includes software, a pair of wireless active shutter glasses and an emitter.
It’s not just its display that’s cutting edge, it also packs Intel’s latest quad-core Core i7 processor and a Blu-ray drive. It comes with 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard disk. The USB Sleep-and-Music feature even lets you turn your laptop into a sound system – it can play music from an MP3 player on the laptop speakers even if it’s in sleep or standby mode.
The new A665 laptop makes the scene with the latest Nvidia 3D Vision kit which includes software, a pair of wireless active shutter glasses and an emitter. Apart from this, the device comes packed with premium multimedia features. Built-in harman/kardon speakers offer amazing sound while Dolby Advanced Audio further optimizes audio quality.
Users can also play their favorite tunes from their MP3 players through the laptop’s speakers even while the laptop is powered down, thanks to Toshiba’s distinctive Sleep-and-Music technology. For movie buffs, it features Toshiba’s Resolution+ DVD upconversion technology, which considerably leverages the quality of standard definition DVD content by boosting contrast, sharpness and saturation to near high-definition quality.
Other highlighting features include Toshiba Hard Drive Impact Sensor, TouchPad with Multi-touch Control, 12-cell battery, one eSATA/USB combo port with Toshiba USB Sleep-and-Charge and three USB 2.0 ports, built-in webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition, 5-in-1 Memory Card Reader and ExpressCard slots, and Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR.
Additional specs include:
1.Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.
2.4GB DDR3 RAM.
3.640GB hard drive.
4.802.11b/g/n wireless9 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet.
5.Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR10.
6.HD impact sensor.
8.One eSATA/USB combo port with USB sleep-and-charge and three USB 2.0 ports.
10.Integrated webcam with face recognition.
11.Microphone input port with Toshiba sleep-and-music.
12.5-in-1 memory card reader and ExpressCard slots.
“3D Vision technology is for more than just PC gamers,” said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision technology at Nvidia. “We are working closely with our partners to ensure a wealth of 3D content, including games, photos, movies, and even the Internet can be fully enjoyed on a 3D laptop.”
Believe it to be true? If so, you can snag a Satellite A665 3D Edition laptop beginning June 20, 2010 at select retailers, e-tailers, and directly from Toshiba.
The Satellite A665 – which carries a base price of $1,600 – features a 15.6-inch diagonal TruBrite LCD display, LED backlighting, 120Hz refresh rate, a rewriteable Blu-ray Disc drive and integrated Harman/Kardon speakers.