Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d laptop boasts 3D display, Dolby surround sound

Lenovo is introducing the IdeaPad Y560d - a milestone for the company being that this laptop computer is the company's first multimedia notebook with a 3D display.

Lenovo is introducing the IdeaPad Y560d - a milestone for the company being that this laptop computer is the company's first multimedia notebook with a 3D display.

The latest Lenovo laptop appears to be quite the portable entertainment center, with Dolby Home Theater surround sound coming out of JBL speakers while watching 3D playback on that high-definition display. That ATI Radeon HD5730 graphics card doesn't hurt either. Note that 3D glasses and software installation are required for the full experience, but both are included in the box. Unfortunately, there's no support for 3D Blu-ray nor 3D HD-DVD formats.

Yet there are plenty of other bright spots on this machine, namely when it comes to energy. Depending on personal preferences, users can toggle between energy-saving and performance modes for handling the battery life. There's also an ambient light sensor that adjusts screen brightness automatically to save power.

The IdeaPad Y560d isn't all that different from the original Y560, but here's a closer look at the specs on the new 3D-enabled IdeaPad:

  • 15.6-inch HD widescreen display with 3D panel (1,366 x 768 resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor options
  • Windows 7 Home Basic OS (Optional upgrades: Home Premium, Professional)
  • 250GB/320GB/500GB/640GB/750GB HDD or 32GB/64GB SSD options
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 memory
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • DVD burner (Optional upgrade: Blu-ray drive)
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam
  • Six-cell battery; lasts up to five hours
  • 6-in-1 card reader
  • Connectivity: Three USB 2.0 ports, Three Mini-PCIe slots, ExpressCard, eSATA/USB combo, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, Headphone, Microphone
  • Weight: 5.95 pounds

The IdeaPad Y560d will become available before the end of the month, starting at $1,199.99.

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