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Lenovo shipping first 3D laptop

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jul 2010 21:32 User comments (13)

Lenovo shipping first 3D laptop Lenovo has begun shipping its first 3D notebook, the IdeaPad Y560d, less than a month after introducing it.
The Y560d features a 15.6-inch 16:9 high-definition screen. The TriDef 3D technology (TriDef Media Player) software can transform a standard movie into a 3D experience (the software does not support transforming Blu-ray or HD-DVD content though), while TriDef Photo Transformer can turn standard photos into 3D as well.

TriDef 3D technology solution includes a 3D screen and 3D glasses, as well.

The first configuration available will be have a Core i7 processor running at 1.60GHz, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB HDD.

Lenovo is selling the 3D notebook for $1500 USD.

In the future, Lenovo will offer a separate configuration, with an i7 at 1.86GHz, a Blu-ray drive, and "RapidDrive," a hybrid 64GB SSD and 750GB HDD for quicker booting.

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13 user comments

14.7.2010 22:13

Useless.

25.7.2010 0:26

This is probably aimed mostly at gamers and perhaps future 3D movie viewers. But I've shot some of my own video in 3D as an experiment and it was surprisingly good when seen on a screen about this size. So the hobbyists might like it.

If Lenovo could figure out how to get the 3D videos on YouTube to work with this display, I think people would be surprised by how much interest there will be in it.

35.7.2010 0:59

I agree with Hikaricor This is useless. #d technology just needs to simmer a little bit. I know that there are 3d displays that are able to produce the 3d experience without the glasses. People just don't want to have to put on glasses all the time. Until 3d can be utilized within and operating system, (Example: operating system that can use the 3d to navigate and place folders, icons, shortcuts etc) then i think this kinda 3d stuff is a useless fad.

45.7.2010 3:57

Originally posted by Shegax:
I agree with Hikaricor This is useless. #d technology just needs to simmer a little bit. I know that there are 3d displays that are able to produce the 3d experience without the glasses. People just don't want to have to put on glasses all the time. Until 3d can be utilized within and operating system, (Example: operating system that can use the 3d to navigate and place folders, icons, shortcuts etc) then i think this kinda 3d stuff is a useless fad.
I don't see how you can call it a useless fad when you yourself claim that further development could result in something useful. Sure, it might be pretty useless now, but a fad it is not.

55.7.2010 11:54

Originally posted by deluxe247:
Originally posted by Shegax:
I agree with Hikaricor This is useless. #d technology just needs to simmer a little bit. I know that there are 3d displays that are able to produce the 3d experience without the glasses. People just don't want to have to put on glasses all the time. Until 3d can be utilized within and operating system, (Example: operating system that can use the 3d to navigate and place folders, icons, shortcuts etc) then i think this kinda 3d stuff is a useless fad.
I don't see how you can call it a useless fad when you yourself claim that further development could result in something useful. Sure, it might be pretty useless now, but a fad it is not.
agree with deluxe's anwser and the fact that 3D needs to simmer a bit.i remember an article here on afterdawn that 3DTVs that dont require glasses will probably be availible by 2015. thats when ill buy into 3D. cause for now say i wanna have some friends over for a 3D movie..am i supposed to be limited by the amount of glasses i was able to buy? cause its obvious when u own the thing your not buying those junk ones that cost 10$..they can cost up to 100-180$ and i ent paying 600-800$ more just so my friends could enjoy something ive already paid for with an eye and an arm

65.7.2010 14:39

Originally posted by gauss256:
This is probably aimed mostly at gamers and perhaps future 3D movie viewers.
well with the processor at 1.60GHZ although it's a i7 i dont think it is all that great for gaming but i do agree with the movie viewing part

75.7.2010 21:22

if it CANT convert HD then SCREW THAT!! damn... oh wait but it can covert NORMAL video!!!! LOL. first out of the gate .. nice... but cant convert HD to 3d!! YOUR BAD... just like microsoft first out of the gate with SHI**y!!! products.

i would wait.. even tho i will never buy a 3d laptop or 3d tv.

this is even gay for gamming.. 3d gamming on a laptop.. ok common really!!! do u think a hard core gamer is gonna say OH YEA THIS IS THE SHI* lol

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Jul 2010 @ 21:23

85.7.2010 23:06

I know that a divergence from the established order can be frightening for some. I'm sure a lot of your parents or grandparents didn't see the need for color films when they first started being produced. I'm sure they said things like "What's wrong with black and white" or, "this color thing is just a fad, it'll go away soon"

The fact is, all the major t.v. manufacturers are on board and advertising 3-D sets as the next big thing. Major broadcasting companies are following. 3-D is in its infantile stages, its not going away, its not a fad. Learn to embrace it, its not going to harm you in any way. It is the transition from color.

95.7.2010 23:32

1nsan3 +1; it needs HD support.

Shegax +1; the only advantage of "Glasses 3D" is that it works with some current screens, thus saving you the cost of buying a new screen. If your current screen does not have the refresh rates to support 3D, then it isn't worth spending money on 3D. In fact, my screens all support 3D...and I am not going to spend a cent on 3D until I can get a decent pair of glasses for $25...that is about all current (and near future) 3D is worth to me.

devingman -1; 3D (as it currently is) is going away; it is a fad. The future might bring us true 3D TVs, but that won't be for at least 4 more years, and glasses 3D can't hold the market's attention for that long. 3D may be a popular, almost standard feature in the future (like color TV became)...but not until the technology is perfected, cheap, and broadly available.

As for all the TV manufacturers being on board, current 3D is just a sales gimmick for non-3D TV sets. Of course everyone is going to be on board! It is hard to sell a high refresh rate TV, as it can be hard for a salesman to describe why it is better...but when you can give them a set of 3D glasses, it gets a lot easier. Same applies to laptops, or even OEM desktop PCs that come with screens...might as well get on board and sell people something they don't need.

106.7.2010 3:31

"i will always be the follower."

I'm sorry to hear that...why don't you just call yourself a mindless sheep?

116.7.2010 13:43

Originally posted by KillerBug:
1nsan3 +1; it needs HD support.

Shegax +1; the only advantage of "Glasses 3D" is that it works with some current screens, thus saving you the cost of buying a new screen. If your current screen does not have the refresh rates to support 3D, then it isn't worth spending money on 3D. In fact, my screens all support 3D...and I am not going to spend a cent on 3D until I can get a decent pair of glasses for $25...that is about all current (and near future) 3D is worth to me.

devingman -1; 3D (as it currently is) is going away; it is a fad. The future might bring us true 3D TVs, but that won't be for at least 4 more years, and glasses 3D can't hold the market's attention for that long. 3D may be a popular, almost standard feature in the future (like color TV became)...but not until the technology is perfected, cheap, and broadly available.

As for all the TV manufacturers being on board, current 3D is just a sales gimmick for non-3D TV sets. Of course everyone is going to be on board! It is hard to sell a high refresh rate TV, as it can be hard for a salesman to describe why it is better...but when you can give them a set of 3D glasses, it gets a lot easier. Same applies to laptops, or even OEM desktop PCs that come with screens...might as well get on board and sell people something they don't need.
devingman +1/KillerBug -1
when new technology emerges and gets early adopters then gets upgraded (thats right,upgraded not replaced) its called progress evolution, creativeness and an advancement,but certainly not a fad. that is because its still 3D were talking about here. being able to see it without glasses is an upgrade ,not an entirely new kind of technology(unlike the transition from B&W to color TV),and it certainly isnt going away.

126.7.2010 22:21

Not impressed :(
too plain.

1322.7.2010 23:18
DrT-3d
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There are people out there (like myself_ who take their own 3d pitures. 3d latops like this one are very useful. I have a Fuji 3d digital camera and an Acer 3D laptop since October and I enjoy both. With the recent 3d interest, more 3d cameras will be available, and a new market for 3d laptops.

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