Sharp Introduces New Actius AL3D Notebook

Designed with the high performance demands of 3D applications in mind, the Sharp Actius AL3D is equipped with the Intel Pentium M Processor P750 (1.86GHz) and driven by Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system.  The notebook is equipped with 1024 MB of DDR2 SDRAM, and comes complete with a 80 GB  hard drive.
In order to provide the advanced visual processing power for 3D applications, the Actius AL3D comes equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 graphic processing unit driven by PCI Express for faster bus performance with 128 MB of dedicated graphics memory.  The GeForce Go graphics processor delivers awesome performance and unmatched feature set that includes a host of video enhancements and power management (via the NVIDIA PowerMizerâ„¢ Mobile technology) along with high-resolution anti-aliasing to deliver amazing detail and performance for all applications.

The Sharp Actius AL3D notebook comes equipped with a 15-inch XGA (1024 x 768) 3D LCD display panel that can be switched between 2D and 3D display modes with the touch of a button, making the notebook flexible for use in standard 2D and enhanced 3D applications.  The notebook, equipped with a 15-inch XGA (1024 x 768) LCD screen, provides bright, clear pictures in which precise details can be clearly seen.  The Actius AL3D also features Sharp’s Clear LCD finish, which provides users with highly saturated, rich colors and a color purity that isn’t available with the matted finish traditionally available for notebook computers.

In addition to being able to support 3D software applications, the Actius AL3D comes equipped with an advanced optical drive, making the notebook capable of viewing 3D DVD content. The Actius AL3D comes complete with a DVD Dual Layer Super Multi-Drive with DVDRAM/ ±R/±RW and CD-R/RW media compatibility that allows users to produce original DVDs, back up important data on DVD or CD, and watch DVD movies at the user’s convenience.  Fully equipped with premium quality stereo speakers below the LCD display, the Actius AL3D also supports 5.1 channel virtual surround sound for users using external 2 channel speakers with built-in Dolby Virtual Speaker (DVS) and WinDVD.

In addition to strong multimedia performance and advanced 3D display technology, The Actius AL3D also includes an array of I/O options including an IEEE1394 (fire wire) port, three USB 2.0 compliant ports, and microphone & headphone jacks.  The Actius AL3D also offers 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T (Gigabit) ,LAN for superfast wired networking a 56kbps (V.90) fax modem, and includes a VGA out port.

The Actius AL3D will come complete with a software bundle to support its 3D and multimedia capability, which includes SHARP Smart Stereo Photo Editor / Slide Show for creating 3D images from digital photographs.  Also included is TriDef® DVD Player from DDD Group, which converts standard DVD movies into a 3D experience, ‘on-the-fly’.  Finally, the laptop will come with an evaluation version of the Amira® visualization package from Mercury Computer Systems for realistic 3D visualization of 3D models for medicine, biology, physics or engineering.
Available immediately, the Sharp Actius AL3D sells for an estimated street price of $3,499.

Sharp Actius AL3D
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