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Lenovo offers its first 3D laptop

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Jun 2010 11:48 User comments (6)

Lenovo offers its first 3D laptop Lenovo announced its first 3D laptop on Thursday. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d features the TriDef 3D technology solution which includes a 3D screen, 3D glasses and of course software. "Fun is a notebook that brings multimedia to life—and the IdeaPad Y560d does this in a dramatic fashion with a truly unique 3D viewing experience," said Dion Weisler, vice president, business operations, Lenovo.
"While 3D technology has been around for ages, it has not been readily accessible to consumers within the home. Lenovo is helping bridge this gap by delivering consumers a 3D experience on a familiar PC platform that can be viewed and enjoyed when and where they want."

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.

The Y560d also features Lenovo's new innovative Enhanced Experience RapidDrive technology which combined traditional HDD and SSD storage solutions to deliver a fast boot of the installed Windows 7 operating system (this functionality is optional). The RapidDrive technology can boost Windows 7 boot by 66 percent and open applications twice as fast.

It also speeds up the copying of data. The Y560d can be configured with up to 8GB DDR3 memory and up to 750GB HDD storage so users don't have to worry about running out of hard drive capacity when saving their favorite movies, music and games.

The IdeaPad Y560d is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor featuring Intel Turbo Boost Technology, and features a high-performance ATI Radeon HD5730 1GB graphics card. It will be available with JBL-designed speakers and Dolby Home Theater surround sound – perfect for enjoying music and movies.

With Switchable Graphics, users can toggle between performance and energy-saving modes for extended battery life. A Blu-ray drive is optional, while the laptop also features a HDMI output for connecting to a television.

The Y560d also features a "SlideNav" which is a touch-sensitive slide bar application for easy desktop navigation, OneKey Theater II which optimizes video playback and an Ambient Light Sensor that automatically adjusts the screen brightness based on the user's distance from the display. Optional high-speed 802.11n wireless capabilities are also available.

The laptop will be available by the end of June, starting at approximately $1,199.99.

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6 user comments

117.6.2010 13:25

shame ATI dont have 3d drivers for games.

217.6.2010 14:41

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
shame ATI dont have 3d drivers for games.
they do,iZ3D.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Jun 2010 @ 14:43

317.6.2010 16:59

nice specs..but as expected price is WAYY out of budget computers range..same with every new emerging technology.guess someone has to be the early adopter

418.6.2010 0:03

That is one tiny screen for a multimedia laptop.

"up to 750BG HDD storage so users don't have to worry about running out of hard drive capacity when saving their favorite movies, music and games."
750GB isn't much space for 3D movies...I wonder why they refuse to offer the same 1TB drives everyone else has.

518.6.2010 0:08

Actually anything new and improved will be overpriced, but what's up with that limited storage space. I agree w/KillerBug, if they are going to do this at least off 1 or 2 terabytes at the least. Anyways, if they think I'm going to sit there with dorky-looking shutter glasses on, they're friggin' nuts!

618.6.2010 0:25

Limited storage space? 750GB is not that bad at all, it's higher than average for a notebook. You'd store a decent amount of movies on 750GB... the fact that they are 3D doesn't mean they take up more space than normal videos. Maybe you are talking about storing raw Blu-ray or something but I don't even see the point of that, esp. if you had a Blu-ray drive anyway.

750GB instead of 1TB was probably done purely for cost reasons anyway. 1TB 2.5-inch drives were only released less than a year ago and even the cheapest at retail now are quite a bit more expensive than lower capacities. The notebook is already expensive enough because of the processor, screen and glasses. Want more space? get a USB external drive to plug in... problem solved.

I wouldn't buy this laptop myself though for a couple of reasons... can't really afford to and just not that interested in 3D, at least not yet.

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