Toshiba announced the introduction of its first 3D-ready laptop for the U.S. market.The Satellite® A665 3D Edition laptop features a 15.6-inch diagonal TruBrite® widescreen LCD display with LED backlighting and a 120Hz refresh rate. NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ software and hardware technologies drive the stereoscopic 3D experience, delivering out-of-the-box compatibility with hundreds of PC games, as well as videos and photos. Equipped with a rewriteable Blu-ray Disc™ drive, the A665 is also ready to support content playback in the Blu-ray 3D format as it becomes available in the marketplace.
Encased in the all-new Fusion® X2 finish in Charcoal, the Satellite A665 laptop delivers enthusiast-class performance and features with the processing power of the Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor with TurboBoost technology, plus the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 350M graphics processing unit (GPU) with 1GB of GDDR3 video memory. The NVIDIA 3D Vision kit, which comes standard with the Satellite A665, includes software, a pair of wireless active shutter glasses and an emitter, enables users to get in the action quickly with easy set-up and intuitive conversion of supported content for stereoscopic 3D viewing.
“With this active shutter 3D technology, we are able to provide consumers with dynamic, high-quality stereoscopic images right from the laptop screen,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “We designed this system to support functionality that will become available in new drivers and software enhancements, so early adopters of 3D technology will be able to take advantage of new capabilities such as the ability to play Blu-ray 3D content and more.”
“3D Vision technology is for more than just PC gamers,” said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision technology at NVIDIA. “We are working closely with our partners to ensure a wealth of 3D content, including games, photos, movies and even the Internet can be fully enjoyed on a 3D laptop.”
The Satellite A665 is also packed with premium multimedia features. Built-in harman/kardon®speakers deliver impressive sound while Dolby Advanced Audio™ further optimizes audio quality so games, movies and music sound more vivid and true to life. Toshiba’s unique new Sleep-and-Music technology is also included, enabling users to play music from their MP3 players through the laptop’s speakers – even while the laptop is powered down. For movie lovers, the laptop includes Toshiba’s Resolution+™ DVD upconversion technology, which improves the quality of standard definition DVD content by boosting contrast, sharpness and saturation to near high-definition quality.
Rounding out the list of premium features is an LED backlit keyboard that provides convenience in low-light conditions, while raised-tile style keys deliver a comfortable typing experience. A wide TouchPad™ also offers multi-touch control for easier navigation, allowing users to pinch, swipe or zoom through files, applications and webpages.
“3D technology has captured a tremendous amount of mindshare in the display industry. Flat panel makers and graphics chip makers are developing next-generation technology to provide consumers with a rewarding 3D experience,” said John Jacobs, director of notebook market research at DisplaySearch. “While much of the discussion has centered on the TV market, the notebook PC stands to become the next major platform for consuming 3D content. Toshiba’s new Satellite puts them at the forefront of the 3D adoption curve.”
Features available on the Toshiba Satellite A665 3D Edition include:
- 15.6-inch diagonal HD TruBrite™ LED Backlit widescreen display with 120Hz scan rate
- Intel® Core™ i7-740QM quad core processor with TurboBoost technology
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 350M with 1GB DDR3 discrete graphics memory
- NVIDIA 3D Vision™ kit with active shutter 3D glasses and emitter
- Blu-ray Disc™ Rewriteable (RE) and DVD SuperMulti drive with LabelFlash
- Premium audio with harman/kardon® stereo speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio™
- Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- 640GB hard drive
- 802.11b/g/n wireless and 10/100/1000 Ethernet
- Bluetooth® V2.1 + EDR
- Toshiba Hard Drive Impact Sensor
- TouchPad™ with Multi-touch Control
- 12-cell battery
- One eSATA/USB combo port with Toshiba USB Sleep-and-Charge and three USB 2.0 ports
- HDMI port
- Built-in Webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition
- Microphone input port with Toshiba Sleep-and-Music
- 5-in-1 Memory Card Reader and ExpressCard slots
Pricing and Availability
The Toshiba Satellite A665 3D Edition laptop will be available on June 20, 2010 at select retailers, e-tailers and directly from Toshiba (www.toshibadirect.com) with a starting price of $1,599.99 MSRP.
Published on Jun 17, 2010