Computer maker Lenovo is eager to get into the 3D notebook world, announcing the IdeaPad Y560d, the company’s first notebook computer with a 3D display. The system sports a 15.6-inch TriDef display and comes with polarizer glasses to bring 3D games and content to life while still fully supported traditional 2D software and content. However, there’s one downside for folks looking for the ultimate 3D entertainment experience: while the Y560d can be set up with an optional Blu-ray disc drive, that TrDef screen won’t support Blu-ray 3D content.
“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 Lenovo VP of business operations Dion Weisler, in a statement. “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.”
Lenovo’s 3D solution relies on TriDef technology: included TriDef Media Player and Photo Transformer enables users to transform standard 2D content into 3D experiences.
Under the hood, the IdeaPad Y560d is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, up to 750 GB of storage, and features ATI Radeon HD5730 graphics with 1 GB of video memory; the system also features switchable graphics so users can toggle back to energy-saving integrated graphics for everyday computing needs. The Y560d features an HDMI output for connecting to a big screen, and is available with an optional Blu-ray disc drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth wireless networking; it also features an integrated JBL-designed speaker system.
The IdeaPAd Y560d should be available by the end of the month with price starting at $1,199.99.