During Toshiba’s 25th anniversary at the Republiq in Resort World where they introduced a variety of laptops, I was able to try out their Satellite A665-3DV 3D laptop.
The Satellite A665-3DV is a very powerful laptop built for multimedia and gaming. It is powered by harman/kardon® stereo speakers and comes with and NVIDIA® 3D VISIONâ„¢ Kit (glasses and IR emitter) to view 3D content.
I’m a fan of watching 3D movies after seeing Avatar in 3D but playing a game (Resident Evil) in 3D doesn’t quite match the experience when watching a 3D movie. Objects in the foreground looked like paper cutouts especially my character and the bullets ejecting from my gun. I think this has more to do with the game instead of the laptop itself.
3D laptops are very new to us Filipinos and it’s not going to be a common purchase for the average techie any time soon. However, there’s still a place for it for those who want to adapt early to the world of 3D in a smaller scale. The technology is already there so let’s just hope that games can adapt quickly.
Would you actually go for a 3D-capable laptop or spend the money on a more high-end system?
- Intel® Coreâ„¢ i7-740QM processor
- 15.6″ widescreen (Supports 720p content) HD TruBrite® LED Backlit display (3D Ready)
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 350M, 1GB GDDR3 discrete memory + up to 1757MB shared memory w/NVIDIA® TurboCacheâ„¢ technology
- 4GB DDR3 memory
- 640GB HDD
- NVIDIA® 3D VISIONâ„¢ Kit (glasses, USB controller/IR emitter, USB 2.0 cable, recharge cable)
- harman/kardon® stereo speakers
- High Capacity Li-Ion (98Wh, 12-cell)
- Blu-ray Discâ„¢ Rewriteable (RE) and DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash®
No word yet about the price on this one but if we’re going to use the SRP abroad, it will translate to around Php74,000 (USD1,599).