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Toshiba Notebook Does 3D Blu-ray Movies

Monday Toshiba revealed the very first notebook that can play 3D Blue-ray discs. Called the dynabook TX/98MBL, the device features a 15.6-inch wide LCD display with LED backlighting and a 120 Hz scan rate. The 3D aspects rely on Nvidia's 3D Vision software and hardware solution, while WinDVD BD delivers the standard Blue-ray playback.

Under the hood, the notebook sports the Intel Core i7-740QM processor, clocking at 1.73 GHz (default stock) and at 2.93 GHz (turbo). It also comes packed with Nvidia's 3D Vision Kit (active shutter glasses), Nvidia's GeForce GTS 350M 1 GB, a 640 GB HDD, 4 GB of RAM, a card-type remote control, and a nice velvety black finish. The visual experience is complimented with a combination of harman/kardon stereo speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio.

Although customers can choose operating systems, Toshiba said that Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 will be pre-installed before shipping. The TX/98MBL is slated to hit the Japanese market by the end of July--a North American release is planned, however the date has not been finalized. It's speculated that this notebook will sell for around $2,750.

  • N.Broekhuijsen
    now build the infra red emitter into the laptop... and I still won't buy it.
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  • insider3
    Yeah, I'm really gonna wear those 3-D glasses at Starbucks.
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  • Strider-Hiryu_79
    Yah for 2750 and some change I can buy a much larger sony 3D HDTV that comes with integrated 3D tech and 2 pairs of 3D glasses.

    Anyone who buys this laptop is just waiting/hoping for 3D blu-ray porn movies.
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  • sliem
    $2,750? Holy crap.
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  • nforce4max
    It might as well come with an electric cigarette lighter and a bunch of other useless crap. This is like a HD gameboy color oh wait that Apple crap. o.O

    For $2,750 can build a very nice game rig/workstation.
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  • koga73
    they should scrap the screen and just build in a projector with a pop-up screen
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  • joytech22
    $2750?!

    For that i could build a system with a i7 980X, GTX480, a new motherboard, a case, a SSD, some HDD's, a PSU and maybe even watercooling!
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  • trandoanhung1991
    WHAT? $2750?? I think/hope that's a typo, or else the pricing dept of Toshiba really need to be fired.
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  • HansVonOhain
    3d porn at starbucks!
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  • dEAne
    too expensive. buy a desktop instead.
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