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LG Announces First ''Near'' Full HD 3D Notebook

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 19 comments

LG Electronics is launching a new 3D notebook next month.

LG Electronics said on Tuesday that its new LG A510 notebook is the world's first portable rig to offer a cinematic 3D experience at "near" Full HD quality. To deliver the immersive 3D experience, LG has incorporated Intel's Core i7 quad-core processor (840QM or 740QM), Nvidia's GeForce GT 425M graphics with 1 GB of dedicated DDR3 video memory, and a 15.6-inch Full HD 3D LED LCD display.

"As more and more people consume content and interact via portable screens, we think this is a natural next step for business travelers, college students and small office/home office owners," said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "And we put the entire package in a beautifully-designed chassis because we don’t think high-tech has to be a dull grey pizza box."

Although specific hardware specs weren't provided, the laptop will reportedly feature an HDMI 1.4 port, a fingerprint reader, and a Blu-ray optical drive. Since the market is seemingly void of any 3D content, LG has also pre-installed its TriDef 2D to 3D conversion software, upgrading all your favorite 2D shows and movies with just one click. There's also a pair of clip-on 3D lenses for consumers wearing glasses, and an additional full pair of polarized 3D specs.

As for other features, LG's A510 boasts SRS TruSurround HD "for the ultimate immersive audio experience for movies and games," LED lighting which borders around the touchpad and changes color according to the system status, LG's Smart Pack software suite and more.

LG said that the notebook will launch in Asia, South America, the Middle East and Africa starting in October 2010. Currently the North American release date is not available.

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    Darkerson , September 28, 2010 10:37 PM
    Kinda nifty. But this whole 3D thing is really starting to get annoying.
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    lauxenburg , September 28, 2010 10:52 PM
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    scook9 , September 28, 2010 11:08 PM
    darkersonKinda nifty. But this whole 3D thing is really starting to get annoying.


    Agreed. I will care about 3D when I don't need any glasses for it
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    ares1214 , September 28, 2010 11:16 PM
    I will care about 3-D when its just that, 3-D. "3-D" as we see it now is things poping out of the screen every 20 minutes. Woo hoo. I want holograms :p 
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    mlopinto2k1 , September 28, 2010 11:43 PM
    What's wrong with real life?
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    mlopinto2k1 , September 28, 2010 11:44 PM
    For instance, base jumpers. You know, the guys who jump off of MOUNTAINS and fly right next to them for MILES before pulling their shoots. Now THAT'S 3D!
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    mlopinto2k1 , September 28, 2010 11:46 PM
    Anyway, I think they are going about creating 3D viewing completely wrong. It should first be standardized in a medical and military environment. Then brought to the general public. At least make it feel like your using something bleeding edge. It just seems like they are trying "this" and "that"...
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    verbalizer , September 28, 2010 11:49 PM
    how much..?
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    toastninja17 , September 29, 2010 12:04 AM
    Oh hot damn.
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    toastninja17 , September 29, 2010 12:12 AM
    darkersonKinda nifty. But this whole 3D thing is really starting to get annoying.

    Touche, man. Touche. I personally think it's a stylistic fad that will pass eventually. I don't even think that autostereoscopic 3D TVs will make it big.
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    RazberyBandit , September 29, 2010 1:23 AM
    Just how "near" to Full HD is it? If it's 720p or 1080i, why not just say that? Or are they using some resolution somewhere between 720p and 1080p, or referring to an even higher resolution as actual Full HD to begin with?
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    eklipz330 , September 29, 2010 2:04 AM
    mlopinto2k1What's wrong with real life?

    girls won't let me touch them in real life D= D= D=
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    dEAne , September 29, 2010 2:59 AM
    I don't like the color of it.
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    gorillateets , September 29, 2010 3:35 AM
    Full HD to me means 2560x1600. I'm running a 1080p display here but that isn't full HD. I guess the fullest would be 1600p for the average consumer but c'mon. At least give us some more advanced specs than that.
    Tom's just seems to be getting more idiot friendly these days. Too many stupid Apple ads and all this other 'porn' crap everywhere.
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    wribbs , September 29, 2010 4:37 AM
    So much 3D hate. I personally love this 3D tech although im not financially able to be an early adopter I would love to have a 3D capable laptop/TV/PS3/DS/pr0njector. Bring it on I say.
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    Anonymous , September 29, 2010 12:03 PM
    actually it wouldnt be 1600 as you can get 4k tv's now

    although they are very expensive
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    danwat1234 , September 29, 2010 6:48 PM
    Too bad it doesn't have the Sandy Bridge chip "sigh"
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    Djhg2000 , September 30, 2010 2:37 PM
    I don't care about the 3D part about this laptop, but a high resolution 15.6" screen sounds nice.

    Maybe now manufactures will upgrade from those horrible 1366x768 panels we see today...
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    Mark Heath , October 6, 2010 7:17 AM
    That's all well and good, but what's "near" full HD? In the specs bit it says
    and a 15.6-inch Full HD 3D LED LCD display.

    Somebody care to shed some light on that?