Last night at the Lenovo Bloggers night event here at CES 2010 I had a quick hands on with the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Multimedia Notebook which will be available in February. The demo featured a 3D demonstration of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 which looked beautiful; but that’s not what got me really excited.
Sitting on the counter was the following pair of glasses that made me think someone at the party had lost their 1990’s clip on sunglasses — but they were actually clip on 3D glasses to make it easier for people with glasses to enjoy 3D!
Little touches like this are really cool and I watched Xavier play through the first mission and was a little slack jawed by how cool 3D gaming is in an FPS like Call of Duty.
When it is released the IdeaPad Y560 will start at just $849
Additional IdeaPad Y460 and IdeaPad Y560 details from the press release:
IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 Laptops Turn Up the Dial on Entertainment and Performance
The 14-inch Y460 and 15.6-inch Y560 multimedia laptop with High-Definition 16:9 widescreen are ideal for users looking for the ultimate, mobile entertainment experience. Both the Y460 and Y560 optionally include Lenovo’s new innovative Enhanced Experience RapidDrive technology, which seamlessly combines SSD and HDD storage solutions to deliver even faster Windows 7 boot-up times and significantly improve application performance. Lenovo Enhanced Experience for Windows 7 is a unique Lenovo certification that delivers an optimized boot-up and shutdown process, rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. With RapidDrive technology, users can experience Windows 7 boot up 66% faster2, start favorite applications two-times faster3, and copy files within the computer in less than half the time4.
The Y460 and Y560 will be available with JBL-designed speakers and Dolby® Home Theaterâ„¢ surround sound perfect for enjoying music and movies. With up to Intel Coreâ„¢ i7 processor featuring Intel Turbo Boost Technology5 for delivering extra GHz when you need it, they feature the Lenovo Energy Management 5.0 for extended battery life and long-term battery durability, as well as lower noise output through dynamic fan control. Switchable Graphics on the Y560 and Y460 allow users to further extend battery life by toggling between performance and energy-efficient modes. Additional features on the Y460 and Y560 include SlideNav intelligent touch-sensitive slide bar application for easy desktop navigation; OneKey Theatre II audio-visual controls for brighter images and clearer audio; and Ambient Light Sensor that automatically adjusts the PC screen brightness based on the user’s distance from the display.