3D technology seems to be all the rage
these days. 3D televisions have
already hit the market with astronomical price tags, Nintendo
just unveiled its portable
3DS which includes a 3D screen/3D camera, and Sony is hopping on
the bandwagon by adding 3D
features to its PS3 gaming console.
Lenovo is also getting in on the action
with its new IdeaPad Y560d multimedia notebook. The IdeaPad Y560d
features what Lenovo calls "TriDef 3D technology" which
consists of a 3D screen (15.6", 1366x768), software and, glasses
for an immersive experience.
The software consists of a TriDef Movie
Player which converts standard video into 3D and a TriDef Photo
Transformer which turns your regular photos into 3D photos.
“While 3D technology has been around
for ages, it has not been readily accessible to consumers within the
home," said said Dion Weisler, Lenovo's vice president of
business operations. 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 IdeaPad Y560d comes standard with
an Intel Core i3-330M processor (2.13GHz, 3MB L2 Cache), Intel HD
Graphics, 250GB HDD, and a built-in DVD burner. Numerous Core i5 and
Core i7 processors are available as options, with the top offering
being a Core i7-840QM with TurboBoost (1.86GHz, 8MB L2 cache). Other
optional goodies include an ATI Radeon HD5730 GPU with 1GB of RAM,
Blu-ray optical drive, and a secondary 32GB or 64GB SSD for what
Lenovo calls RapidDrive.
The IdeaPad Y560d weighs 5.95 pounds
and last for up to five hours with its 6-cell battery.
Lenovo's 3D laptop will be available at
the end of June with a starting price of $1199.99.