Toshiba Announces First Laptop with Blu-ray 3D



Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced the introduction of the industry’s first notebook PC featuring playback of 3D[3] content in the Blu-ray 3Dâ„¢ 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 3Dâ„¢ format and NVIDIA® 3D Visionâ„¢[4] 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[5]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[6] stereoscopic image: full 3D[7]. High level system performance is secured by integration or NVIDIA’s latest graphic processor, the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 350M[4], and 1GB Video RAM dedicated to graphics processing.

A pair of wireless 3D active shutter glasses bundled with the dynabook TX/98MBL assures immediate enjoyment of Blu-ray 3Dâ„¢ titles and 3D game content[8].

The dynabook TX/98MBL complements its high grade visual experience with a combination of harman/kardon® stereo speakers and Dolby® Advanced Audio that delivers full-bodied, vibrant sound. 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.
Toshiba will continue to meet users’ needs by developing and commercializing notebook PCs integrating advanced features and functionality.