Toshiba to launch 3D-capable laptop in July

The laptop is the first to include a 3D Blu-ray Disc system, says Toshiba.

Toshiba is set to become the first PC maker to put a 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc laptop on sale, it said Monday.

The company's Dynabook TX/98MBL will hit Japan in July and is based around a 3D system from graphics-chip maker NVidia.

NVidia's "3D Vision" system combines one of its GeForce graphics cards with a pair of active-shutter glasses, a plug-in transmitter to send sync signals to the glasses and software.

Active-shutter glasses flicker on and off 60 times per second in sync with the image being displayed on the screen. The screen shows 120 images per second with alternate frames for the right and left eye and the glasses help separate these and direct the relevant image to the correct eye. In this way the view gets an illusion of depth in the image.

Toshiba's laptop has a 15.6-inch display and a Blu-ray Disc drive with support for 3D movies. The laptop is based around an Intel Core i7-740QM processor and the GeForce chip in use is the GTS 365M, said Toshiba.

It will go on sale in July in Japan for about ¥250,000 (US$2,745). Toshiba plans to put it on sale overseas but isn't ready to announce launch plans.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags notebooksblu-raytoshiba3d

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Martyn Williams

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?