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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d
Lenvo goes 3D with the IdeaPad Y560d

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.

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By inperfectdarkness on 6/17/2010 10:05:47 AM , Rating: 2
even lower resolution screen than 1080p, glasses required for 3d experience (unlike with nintendo's 3ds).

what's the appeal here?

RE: ...and...?
By The0ne on 6/17/2010 4:09:44 PM , Rating: 2
Sheeps will come, just you watch!

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By therealnickdanger on 6/17/2010 9:01:17 AM , Rating: 3
Just what every laptop needs.

Actual Rapid drive this time?
By sintaxera on 6/17/2010 8:29:15 AM , Rating: 2
Many customers (myself included) bought Ideapad y560's with i3 processors and ati 5730s with the advertised Rapid Drive. I say advertised because it was never included. Only after numerous complaints did Lenovo do something about it. They changed their website/marketing to reflect the truth. I felt like I had been a victim of bait and switch so I returned mine for a full refund.

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