LG will soon launch its first 3D notebook

LG to launch a new notebook called LG Xnote A530 3D with built in 3D support

LG is all prepared to launch its first 3D-capable notebook called the LG Xnote A530 3D Notebook. Starting this month Xnote will be initially available in the markets of Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Rest of the world will receive this model by next month.

"With 3D becoming ever more popular, the logical next step is to let users make their own 3D content and watch it on a top-quality 3D screen. And that’s just what our new A530 does," said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of LG Electronics PC Business Unit. "LG is already a leader in the ever-growing world of 3D technology. With the LG A530’s wide range of line-ups including 3D HD in addition to 3D Full HD, LG is already leading the 3D notebook market."

LG has taken the passive 3D glass method by installing a 15.6inch screen using its proprietary "Film Patterned Retarder" technology. Essentially this means that the screen shows left and right images through different patterns in a circular polarizer. The glasses allow only left and right images to be seen respectively, but create the 3D effect when combined in the brain, free of flicker.

According to the model there are mainly three resolutions, for 3D they have 1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080, and for a non 3D model they have 1600 x 900 pixels . It is built with an Intel’s second-generation Core i7 processor and can support up to 8GB of RAM. For storage it has 750GB HDD space (with an included 4 GB SSD using Diskeeper's ExpressCache technology). For high quality of graphics a display driver of NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M GPU with either 1GB or 2GB of dedicated memory is also provided with it.

Some reports claim that it is also added with a blu-ray combo drive though on a particular model. It not only supports a 3D display but also is provided with a 3D dual webcam. Other peripherals including the connectivity ports and wireless solutions are provided by Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 or 3.0, a SRS Wide 3D Sound system (only on the 3D models), a 7-in-1 card reader, a fingerprint reader, one USB 3.0 port, a HDMI output port. It runs on a 6 cell battery.

Though no comments have been made on the pricing of these models but looking at all the specifications we can say that it can be categorised among the high end notebooks available and the prices may also be of at that range. Till now no information have been released regarding its release in US.

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-08-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)