Toshiba adds new members to its 3D family
In what appears to be a complete overhaul of their 3D laptop division, Toshiba has introduced a bunch of new 3D capable machines. Along with a 3D update to their L series of notebooks, the Japanese tech giant has announced the P750/P755 and P770/P775 3D capable Satellite notebooks.
First in line is the release of the new P series of notebooks. The P notebooks appear to be coming in 15.6” and 17.3” iterations and all come with optional 3D capabilities. The 15.6” P750/P755 come with a 1366x768 pixel resolution, a choice of Sandy Bridge i3/i5/i7 processors and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M GPU. The laptops will also come with up to 8GB of RAM, a 750GB HDD, and optional SSDs and Blu-Ray.
As for the 17.3” P770/775, they should likely come with a 1920x1080 pixel resolution screen along with Sandy Bridge Core i5/i7 processors. The laptops also come with the same GeForce GT 540M, up to 8 GB of RAM and optional Blu-Ray similar to the P750/755. According to Toshiba’s press release, all of the P series laptops will have 3D capabilities via 2 front-facing stereoscopic cameras, but the notebooks will also be capable of converting 2D videos to 3D; thus enabling you to watch all of your old DVDs in glorious 3D.
As for the L series update, Toshiba has outfitted the notebooks with the same 3D capabilities as the P series along with other features. The L notebooks come in 13.3”, 15.6” and 17.3” versions and will be offered in a variety of AMD and Intel powered versions. Unfortunately, Toshiba is only offering info about the 15.6” L750/L755 and 17.3” L770/L775 notebooks at the time being.
- 15.6" display with a 1366x768 pixel resolution
- Core i3 and Core i5 Intel processors or AMD Phenom/Turion/Athlon/Fusion E-350 processors
- Integrated Intel HD 3000, ATI Radeon HD4250, ATI Radeon HD6310 (Fusion version), NVIDIA Geforce GT 525M and AMD Radeon HD 6330M graphics
- Up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM
- 17.3" display with a 1920x1080 pixel resolution
- Intel Core i3/i5 options or AMD Phenom/Turion/Athlon processors
- Intel Integrated HD 3000, ATI Radeon HD4250, NVIDIA Geforce 315M, or NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M graphics
- Up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM
However, in a change from the norm, Toshiba is adding Onkyo speakers to the L Series instead of the standard Harmon Kadron set. The notebooks should also be available in Dark Silver, Modena Red, Maroon Brown and Luxe White colors.
As far as release and pricing goes, the press releases only indicated a 2nd Quarter release in Europe, Africa and The Middle East. However, the L Series had been previously displayed at CES in Las Vegas so we can probably expect to see these notebooks stateside as well.
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