Toshiba Dynabook TX98MBL in 3D


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This was perhaps not the best day for such an announcement. While all eyes were turned to San Francisco to follow an inevitable Steve Jobs keynote speech to open the WorldWide Developers Conference, Toshiba announced yesterday the launch of its first notebook PC capable of supporting Blu-ray 3D content.

According to the Japanese firm, the development of the Toshiba Dynabook TX98MBL production should enable it to become the first manufacturer in the world to market a laptop to view Blu-ray movies in 3D. This should not be treated as trivial, since it has upset the plans of other builders who had used the Computex Taipei to promote a new trend in, "3D PC".

The system should be based on an nVidia graphics card and 3D system. Thus, the computer will carry a 3D graphics card by nVidia GeForce GTS Vision 350M with 1GB of VRAM and Blu-ray. For the display, Toshiba brings forward a 15.6 "LED ClearSuperView with a resolution of 1366x768, and a frequency of 120 Hz was announced

For power and connectivity, the PC will be powered by an Intel Core i7 740QM and 4 GB of RAM. HDMI output, 4 USB ports, 1 eSATA, WiFi N and an Ethernet port will complete the unit. However, it will not only have powerful features, the user can also enjoy the 3D effect by wearing 3D active glasses.

This news by Toshiba renewed the activity of laptop manufacturers in the light of announcements made at Computex or through the press release from Toshiba. The latest study by the Gartner found that more than 49 million of the laptops were sold in the first quarter of 2010. This represents an increase of 43.4% over the same period last year and hence the interest from other manufacturers



















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