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Toshiba to Launch 3D, Blu-ray Laptop

Posted by on Jun 07, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Toshiba plans to launch the PC industry’s first “dynabook TX/98MBL” laptop having a Blu-ray Disc drive with support for 3D movies.

Toshiba Corporation has announced today to launch a new 3D notebook. According to the Toshiba, the Toshiba Dynabook TX/98MBL is the world’s first notebook that allows people to view 3D content stored on Blu-rays. And, the new “dynabook TX/98MBL” will be available in the Japanese market from the end of July.

In Japan, Toshiba is only way behind its competitors. Actually, to move fast Toshiba is looking forward and the launch of their first 3D capable dynabook TX/98MBL confirms that they are certainly pushing things fast and hard. The company’s Dynabook TX/98MBL will hit Japan and is depends on a 3D system from graphics-chip maker NVidia. 3D system makes use of a standard Blu-ray disc, but is also compatible with presented, non-3D Blu-ray players. NVidia’s “3D Vision” system composed of its GeForce graphics cards with a pair of active-shutter glasses and a plug-in transmitter to send sync signals to the glasses and software.

This newest Toshiba laptop is packaged in a “velvety black finish”. This laptop has a 15.6-inch display, and a Blu-ray Disc drive with support for 3D movies. NVIDIA 3D Vision software and hardware plus WinDVD for 3D Blu-ray playback are integrated by Toshiba to achieve the ultimate video performance. With this Dynabook, a bundle of wireless 3D active shutter glasses will also received by you.

In sync to display the image on the screen, active-shutter glasses flicker on and off 60 times per second. 120 images per second are shown by screen with alternate frames for the right and left eye and the glasses help to detach these and direct the pertinent image to the correct eye. The view gets a delusion of depth in the image in this way.

Following features are expected inside the Dynabook TX/98MBL.

  • Up to 4GB of memory
  • Intel Core™ i7-740QM 1.73GHz processor (Optional 2.93GHz Turbo Boost)
  • 1GB of dedicated video RAM
  • 640GB hard drive
  • Includes a remote control
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M graphics

The Dynabook TX/98MBL is scheduled to be sold in July in Japan for about ¥250,000 (US$2,745). To put this laptop on sale overseas, Toshiba plans but is not ready to declare its launch plans.


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