It's a fact of life at this point: you might as well embrace the 3D
assault, because it's coming at you whether you like it or not. 3D has
managed to overtake the entire consumer electronics industry, and PC
vendors are looking to make sure they don't miss any golden
opportunities. 3D all-in-one PCs have already been announced by a number
of companies, and NVIDIA
has already debuted a "3D PC" category for use
with their 3D Vision products.
Now, Lenovo is bringing 3D capabilities to the IdeaPad line, a smart
choice given how strange it would be to see a 3D ThinkPad. The IdeaPad
Y560d is the company's first 3D notebook, but judging by the popularity
of 3D, we doubt it'll be the last. The "d" at the end there is the sign
that this one has more depth than the other guys, and it features the
TriDef 3D technology that includes a 3D screen, software and glasses.
says that the TriDef solution also allows users to experience 3D
from standard 2D photos/videos, and it also includes the Enhanced
RapidDrive technology, which seamlessly combines SSD and HDD
solutions to reportedly deliver even faster Windows 7 boot-up
significantly improve application performance. The company claims
that this certification allows Windows 7 to boot-up 66% faster, and with
up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 750GB of HDD space, you shouldn't have to
soon worry about memory and storage limits.
This machine is also equipped with JBL speakers, a Core i7 CPU, an ATI
Radeon HD 5730 (1GB) GPU and switchable graphics for extending battery
life when you don't need the power of a discrete chip. It even has an
optional Blu-ray drive, an HDMI output and SlideNav, an intelligent
touch-sensitive slide bar application for easy desktop navigation.
Finally, there's 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, all wrapped into a
package that starts at just under $1200.
Lenovo Delivers on the Three D’s with its First 3D Laptop; Dynamic, Dazzling and Dramatic
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d, the company’s first multimedia laptop with a 3D display. The Y560d features the TriDef® 3D technology solution, which includes a 3D screen, software and glasses 1, so users can experience the unique sensation of visual immersion within their favorite movies, pictures and games.
“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.”
“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 15.6-inch Y560d 3D-enabled multimedia laptop, with its High-Def 16:9 widescreen and polarizer glasses, provides the optimal 3-dimensional experience when combined with compatible 3D movies and games.
With TriDef® 3-D technology, users can also experience 3D on their standard 2D videos and photos. The TriDef Media Player transforms a standard movie into a 3D experience 2. Photos take on a whole new life, thanks to the TriDef Photo Transformer that turns standard photos into eye-popping 3D.
The Y560d laptop includes Lenovo’s new innovative Enhanced Experience RapidDrive technology, which seamlessly combines SSD and HDD storage solutions to deliver even faster Windows 7 boot-up times and significantly improve application performance3. Lenovo Enhanced Experience for Windows 7 is a unique Lenovo certification that delivers an optimized boot-up and shutdown process, rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. With RapidDrive technology, users can experience Windows 7 boot up 66% faster4, start favorite applications two-times faster5, and copy files within the computer in less than half the time6. The Y560d can be configured with up to 8GB DDR3 memory and 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.
The Y560d will be available with JBL-designed speakers and Dolby® Home Theater™ surround sound – perfect for enjoying music and movies. Powered with up to an Intel Core™ i7 processor featuring Intel Turbo Boost Technology7 for delivering extra GHz when you need it, and the latest high-performance ATI Radeon™ HD5730 1GB graphics card, the Y560d is more than capable of running the latest games. With Switchable Graphics, users can toggle between performance and energy-saving modes for extended battery life. The laptop also includes an optional Blu-ray Disc™ drive, HD graphics support and an HDMI output for connecting to other HD devices such as a TV or gaming console2.
Additional features on the Y560d include SlideNav – an intelligent touch-sensitive slide bar application for easy desktop navigation; OneKey Theater II for optimized video playback; and an Ambient Light Sensor that automatically adjusts the PC screen brightness based on the user’s distance from the display. For staying connected while on the move, the Y560d also comes with optional high-speed integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Pricing and Availability8
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d laptop is available by the end of June on www.lenovo.com and will start at approximately $1,199.99.