Lenovo Launches 3D-Capable IdeaPad

Paul Lilly

Tired of hearing about 3D? Get used to it folks, this is one fad that shows no sign of going away, and instead continues to pick up steam. It's infectious, and the latest to catch the 3D bug is Lenovo, which just announced its first 3D laptop, the IdeaPad Y560d.

"Fun is a notebook that brings multimedia to life—and the IdeaPad Y560d does this in a dramatic fashion with a truly unique 3D viewing experience," said Dion Weisler, vice president, business operations, Lenovo. "While 3D technology has been around for ages, it has not been readily accessible to consumers within the home. 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 measures 15.6 inches and, like just about every other 3D product on the market, requires special glasses to see objects in three dimensions. In addition, Lenovo says its TriDef technology will allow users to view standard 2D videos and photos in 3D.

Lenovo didn't talk up the hardware specs in great detail, saying only that there will be both SSD and HDD options, an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, an ATI Radeon HD 5730 graphics chip, optional Blu-ray drive, HDMI, and of course Windows 7.

Look for the 3D IdeaPad to ship in late June starting at about $1,200.

Image Credit: Lenovo

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