Toshiba Debuts A665-3D 15.6" 3D Gaming Notebook

Haven't you heard? Companies are making 3D laptops now! We know that's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but the rash of 3D notebooks is becoming somewhat overwhelming. At first, NVIDIA's 3D Vision was almost exclusively reserved for the desktop. Now, it seems like a new 3D capable notebook is arriving every other week or so. Toshiba is keeping the roll going with their new Satellite A665-3D, which utilizes 3D Vision technology and software that can convert 2D material into 3D content for viewing.

Toshiba ships this machine with one pair of glasses (active shutter), and the machine itself is encased in the Fusion X2 finish and equipped with an Intel Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M GPU (1GB GDDR3), a built-in emitter, 15.6" TruBrite LCD and integrated harman/kardon speakers. It also ships with Windows 7 Home Premium, a 640GB hard drive, up to 6GB of DDR3 RAM, an HDMI 1.4 port, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, a 6-cell battery, optional Bluetooth 2.1, a built-in webcam, 5-in-1 card reader, ExpressCard slot, and a Blu-ray Disc drive to top it all off. The Toshiba Satellite A665 3D Edition laptop is available starting in October 2010 for $1299.99 and up.

 Toshiba Satellite A665-3D Laptops Give New Life to DVD and PC Game Libraries

Powerful Performance and New Features Deliver Incredible Entertainment Experience With Full Range of 3D Playback Capabilities, Including 2D to 3D Conversion and Ability to Output to 3D-ready HDTV

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced that it has added powerful new features to enhance the 3D playback capabilities of its Satellite® A665-3D Series laptops. Equipped with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology1, the updated laptop models are ready to deliver a stereoscopic 3D experience to games, movies, photos and more. New features further enhance the experience, giving consumers the ability to convert their favorite 2D DVDs to 3D as well as extend the experience to 3D-ready HDTVs.

    “Our 2D to 3D conversion software allows people to go back into their DVD libraries and experience their favorite content all over again in stunning 3D without having to repurchase anything.”

Bundled with a pair of wireless active shutter glasses, Satellite A665-3D series laptops provide immediate out-of-the-box compatibility with hundreds of PC games, plus the ability to enjoy 3D Blu-ray movies, photos, videos, 3D websites and more. The included Toshiba Video Player 3D software player further enhances the experience giving consumers the ability to convert their favorite 2D DVD movies into 3D.

“The latest versions of our Satellite A665-3D Series laptops make 3D technology even more accessible,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Our 2D to 3D conversion software allows people to go back into their DVD libraries and experience their favorite content all over again in stunning 3D without having to repurchase anything.”

A Growing 3D Content Ecosystem

The availability of 3D content continues to grow. Dozens of films are slated to release on 3D Blu-ray Disc™ in time for the holidays, as well as several new NVIDIA 3D Vision-ready PC games and 3D streaming video events.

“Personal 3D content is hitting the mainstream with more games, movies, cameras and Web content being released daily,” said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision technology at NVIDIA. “Laptops like the Toshiba Satellite A665 3D Edition with NVIDIA 3D Vision deliver the best-in-class 3D experience to the consumer.”

Encased in Toshiba’s stylish Fusion® X2 finish, the Satellite A665 laptop delivers enthusiast-class performance and features with the processing power of the latest Intel® Core™ processors, plus the NVIDIA GeForce® GTS 350M2 graphics processing unit (GPU) with 1GB of GDDR3 video memory3. The laptop now features a built-in emitter, eliminating the need for extra cumbersome cables and making set-up even easier.

The Satellite A665 3D Edition features a 15.6-inch diagonal TruBrite® widescreen LCD display4 with LED backlighting and a 120Hz refresh rate and is packed with premium multimedia features.

    * Built-in harman/kardon® speakers deliver impressive sound while Dolby Advanced Audio™ further optimizes audio quality so games, movies and music sound more vivid and true to life.
    * Toshiba’s unique Sleep-and-Music technology is also included, enabling users to play music from their MP3 players through the laptop’s speakers – even while the laptop is powered down.
    * Toshiba’s Resolution+™ DVD upconversion technology5 improves the quality of standard definition DVD content by boosting contrast, sharpness and saturation to near high-definition quality.

Rounding out the list of premium features is an optional LED backlit keyboard that provides convenience in low-light conditions, while raised-tile style keys deliver a comfortable typing experience. A wide TouchPad™ also offers multi-touch control for easier navigation, allowing users to pinch, swipe or zoom through files, applications and webpages.

The Satellite A665 3D Edition will also support NVIDIA 3DTV Play™ software6, available later this fall, which allows consumers to attach the laptop to a 3D-ready TV and enjoy all the latest 3D content, including the latest PC games, photos and streaming video on the big screen.

Features available on the Toshiba Satellite A665 3D Edition include:

    * 15.6-inch diagonal HD TruBrite® LED Backlit widescreen display4 with 120Hz scan rate
    * Intel® Core™ i5-460M or Core i7-740QM processor7 with TurboBoost technology
    * NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 350M2 with 1GB DDR3 discrete graphics memory3
    * NVIDIA 3D Vision™ kit with active shutter 3D glasses1
    * Blu-ray Disc™8 and DVD SuperMulti drive with LabelFlash
    * harman/kardon® stereo speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio™
    * Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system
    * Up to 6GB DDR3 RAM3
    * 640GB hard drive9
    * HDMI 1.4 port
    * 802.11b/g/n wireless10 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet (WiMAX optional)
    * 6-cell battery (12-cell battery optional)
    * One eSATA/USB combo port with Toshiba USB Sleep-and-Charge11 and three USB 2.0 ports
    * Optional Bluetooth® V2.1 + EDR
    * Microphone input port with Toshiba Sleep-and-Music
    * Built-in Webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition12
    * 5-in-1 Memory Card Reader and ExpressCard slots

Pricing and Availability

The Toshiba Satellite A665 3D Edition laptop are available starting in October 2010 at Best Buy and other select retailers, e-tailers and directly from Toshiba (www.toshibadirect.com) with a starting price of $1,299.99 MSRP13. 

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Via:  Business Wire
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