Toshiba launches 3D-ready laptop

  • Toshiba has introduced a 3D-ready laptop powered by Nvidia’s Vision technology.

    The Satellite A665 - which carries a base price of $1,600 - features a 15.6-inch diagonal TruBrite LCD display, LED backlighting, 120Hz refresh rate, a rewriteable Blu-ray Disc drive and integrated Harman/Kardon speakers.

    In addition, the system boasts an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with TurboBoost technology, Nvidia’s GeForce GTS 350M, 1GB of GDDR3 video memory, an LED backlit keyboard and a wide TouchPad.

    The Nvidia 3D Vision kit, which is packaged along with the Satellite A665, includes software, a pair of wireless active shutter glasses and an emitter.

    "Consumers are embracing 3D...There is clearly a huge amount of pent-up demand for games, films (like Avatar) and other content,” Nvidia spokesperson Bryan Del Rizzo told TG Daily.

    "[Now], we at Nvidia want people to get excited about 3D because it is better, not different. And they are - because we are driving PC gaming and entertainment to a whole new level, right now, in 2010."

    Additional specs include:

    • Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.
    • 4GB DDR3 RAM.
    • 640GB hard drive.
    • 802.11b/g/n wireless9 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet.
    • Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR10.
    • HD impact sensor.
    • 12-cell battery.
    • One eSATA/USB combo port with USB sleep-and-charge and three USB 2.0 ports.
    • HDMI port.
    • Integrated webcam with face recognition.
    • Microphone input port with Toshiba sleep-and-music.
    • 5-in-1 memory card reader and ExpressCard slots.