Toshiba Satellite A665-3D Laptops Give New Life to DVD and PC Game Libraries

Powerful Performance and New Features Deliver Incredible Entertainment Experience With Full Range of 3D Playback Capabilities, Including 2D to 3D Conversion and Ability to Output to 3D-ready HDTV

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:45 pm EDT

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IRVINE, Calif.
"Our 2D to 3D conversion software allows people to go back into their DVD libraries and experience their favorite content all over again in stunning 3D without having to repurchase anything."

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced that it has added powerful new features to enhance the 3D playback capabilities of its Satellite® A665-3D Series laptops. Equipped with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology1, the updated laptop models are ready to deliver a stereoscopic 3D experience to games, movies, photos and more. New features further enhance the experience, giving consumers the ability to convert their favorite 2D DVDs to 3D as well as extend the experience to 3D-ready HDTVs.

Bundled with a pair of wireless active shutter glasses, Satellite A665-3D series laptops provide immediate out-of-the-box compatibility with hundreds of PC games, plus the ability to enjoy 3D Blu-ray movies, photos, videos, 3D websites and more. The included Toshiba Video Player 3D software player further enhances the experience giving consumers the ability to convert their favorite 2D DVD movies into 3D.

The latest versions of our Satellite A665-3D Series laptops make 3D technology even more accessible,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Our 2D to 3D conversion software allows people to go back into their DVD libraries and experience their favorite content all over again in stunning 3D without having to repurchase anything.”

A Growing 3D Content Ecosystem

The availability of 3D content continues to grow. Dozens of films are slated to release on 3D Blu-ray Disc™ in time for the holidays, as well as several new NVIDIA 3D Vision-ready PC games and 3D streaming video events.

“Personal 3D content is hitting the mainstream with more games, movies, cameras and Web content being released daily,” said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision technology at NVIDIA. “Laptops like the Toshiba Satellite A665 3D Edition with NVIDIA 3D Vision deliver the best-in-class 3D experience to the consumer.”

Encased in Toshiba’s stylish Fusion® X2 finish, the Satellite A665 laptop delivers enthusiast-class performance and features with the processing power of the latest Intel® Core™ processors, plus the NVIDIA GeForce® GTS 350M2 graphics processing unit (GPU) with 1GB of GDDR3 video memory3. The laptop now features a built-in emitter, eliminating the need for extra cumbersome cables and making set-up even easier.

The Satellite A665 3D Edition features a 15.6-inch diagonal TruBrite® widescreen LCD display4 with LED backlighting and a 120Hz refresh rate and is packed with premium multimedia features.

  • Built-in harman/kardon® speakers deliver impressive sound while Dolby Advanced Audio™ further optimizes audio quality so games, movies and music sound more vivid and true to life.
  • Toshiba’s unique Sleep-and-Music technology is also included, enabling users to play music from their MP3 players through the laptop’s speakers – even while the laptop is powered down.
  • Toshiba’s Resolution+™ DVD upconversion technology5 improves the quality of standard definition DVD content by boosting contrast, sharpness and saturation to near high-definition quality.

Rounding out the list of premium features is an optional LED backlit keyboard that provides convenience in low-light conditions, while raised-tile style keys deliver a comfortable typing experience. A wide TouchPad™ also offers multi-touch control for easier navigation, allowing users to pinch, swipe or zoom through files, applications and webpages.

The Satellite A665 3D Edition will also support NVIDIA 3DTV Play™ software6, available later this fall, which allows consumers to attach the laptop to a 3D-ready TV and enjoy all the latest 3D content, including the latest PC games, photos and streaming video on the big screen.

Features available on the Toshiba Satellite A665 3D Edition include:

  • 15.6-inch diagonal HD TruBrite® LED Backlit widescreen display4 with 120Hz scan rate
  • Intel® Core™ i5-460M or Core i7-740QM processor7 with TurboBoost technology
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 350M2 with 1GB DDR3 discrete graphics memory3
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision™ kit with active shutter 3D glasses1
  • Blu-ray Disc™8 and DVD SuperMulti drive with LabelFlash
  • harman/kardon® stereo speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio™
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system
  • Up to 6GB DDR3 RAM3
  • 640GB hard drive9
  • HDMI 1.4 port
  • 802.11b/g/n wireless10 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet (WiMAX optional)
  • 6-cell battery (12-cell battery optional)
  • One eSATA/USB combo port with Toshiba USB Sleep-and-Charge11 and three USB 2.0 ports
  • Optional Bluetooth® V2.1 + EDR
  • Microphone input port with Toshiba Sleep-and-Music
  • Built-in Webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition12
  • 5-in-1 Memory Card Reader and ExpressCard slots

Pricing and Availability

The Toshiba Satellite A665 3D Edition laptop are available starting in October 2010 at Best Buy and other select retailers, e-tailers and directly from Toshiba (www.toshibadirect.com) with a starting price of $1,299.99 MSRP13.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America.

TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products. These products span from information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; as well as power systems including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion (6.3 Trillion Yen). For more information on Toshiba visit www.toshiba.com.

© 2010 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

1 NVIDIA® 3D Vision™. Some individuals may experience health-related complications when exposed to certain 3D images. Parents should monitor and/or supervise their children's use of 3D Vision. If you or your child should experience any problem, immediately stop using 3D Vision and consult a physician. Carefully read safety instructions included with the NVIDIA 3D Vision kit and take the “User Vision Test” in the setup wizard before you or your child use 3D Vision. If you see excessive flicker in your peripheral vision, change the refresh rate of your display.

2 Graphics. GPU performance may vary. See Graphics Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

3 Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

4 Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

5 Resolution+™ Technology (Upconverter/UpconversionTechnology). Viewing enhancements may vary depending upon content quality and display device capability/functionality/settings. Depending on the quality of the content, some video noise may be visible.

6 NVIDIA 3DTV Play requires separate purchase of software upgrade from NVIDIA and driver download from Toshiba’s website at http://support.toshiba.com

7 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

8 Blu-ray Disc™ Player Technology. Compatibility and/or performance issues are possible. See Blu-Ray Disc Player Technology Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

9 Hard Disk Drive Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Hard Disk Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

10 Wireless-N. The wireless adapter is based on a draft release version of the IEEE 802.11n specification and may not be compatible with, or support all features (e.g., security) of, certain Wi-Fi® equipment.

11 The “USB Sleep & Charge function” may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.

12 Toshiba Face Recognition. For high security purposes, Toshiba Face Recognition is not a suitable substitute for Windows® passwords. To ensure the security of your system use your established Windows® passwords to logon.

13 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means “Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price.”

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Toshiba today announced that it has added powerful new features to enhance the 3D playback capabilities of its Satellite A665-3D Series laptops. Equipped with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, the updated laptop models are ready to deliver a stereoscopic 3D experience to games, movies, photos and more. New features further enhance the experience, giving consumers the ability to convert their favorite 2D DVDs to 3D as well as extend the experience to 3D-ready HDTVs. (Photo: Business Wire)

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