Toshiba today announced the introduction of the industry's first notebook PC featuring playback of 3D content in the Blu-ray 3D format.
The new "dynabook TX/98MBL" will be available from the end of July in the Japanese market.
"dynabook TX/98MBL" features a 15.6-inch wide LCD display with LED backlighting and a 120Hz scan rate. It employs WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA to play back content in the Blu-ray 3D format and NVIDIA 3D Vision software and hardware to deliver a rich 3D experience.
The new 3D notebook PC adopts the active shutter technology that has made 3D a hit in movie theatres around the world. The system's active shutter LCD glasses lighten and darken at the same fast refresh rate of the 120Hz LCD, with an effective refresh rate for each eye of 60Hz. As each eye receives a slightly different image, the result is a dynamic, high quality stereoscopic image: full 3D. The notebook's graphics are powered by NVIDIA's latest graphic processor, the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M and 1GB Video RAM dedicated to graphics processing.
A pair of wireless 3D active shutter glasses is bundled with the dynabook TX/98MBL.
The dynabook TX/98MBL is also equipped with a combination of harman/kardon stereo speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio. The processor is an Intel Core i7-740QM, and on-board storage is provided by a large capacity 640GB hard disk drive. The latest version of Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 are pre-installed.
The notebook will retail this month in Japan for about 250,000 Yen (US $2740)