Lenovo gets into 3D game with multimedia laptop

Posted by Emma Woollacott

Lenovo clearly doesn't want to miss out on the 3D revolution, and has today announced a 3D laptop aimed at gamers and movie fans.

The IdeaPad Y560d has a 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768 screen, viewed with polarizer glasses.

It's based around the company's TriDef 3D software, which allows standard video and photos to be turned into 3D versions.

"While 3D technology has been around for ages, it has not been readily accessible to consumers within the home," said Dion Weisler, Lenovo's vice president of business operations.

"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 IdeaPad Y560d comes with an Intel Core i3-330M processor as standard, with Intel HD Graphics, 250GB HDD and a built-in DVD burner. Other processors are available as options, with the top model being a Core i7-840QM with TurboBoost.  It can be configured with up to 8GB DDR3 memory and up to 750BG HDD storage.

Other optional extras include an ATI Radeon HD5730 GPU with 1GB of RAM, Blu-ray optical drive, and , and HDMI output. It will be available with JBL-designed speakers and Dolby Home Theater surround sound

It will be available by the end of the month on Lenovo.com, starting  at $1,199.99.