The buzzword in consumer electronics this year is 3D and Lenovo has added its voice to the buzz by introducing the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d, the company’s first multimedia laptop with a 3D display.

The move follows companies such as MSI and ASUS which debuted 3-D PCs at the Computex trade show in Taiwan last month.

For 3D movie playback, the Lenovo Y560d features an Intel Core 7 processor, 15.6 inch 16:9 screen, ATI Radeon HD5730 1GB graphics card, JBL designed speakers, Dolby Home Theatre sound, wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity, and comes with the necessary playback software and 3D glasses. An optional Blu-ray Disc drive is available as a step up feature.

The Y560d laptop also includes Lenovo’s RapidDrive technology which combines a SSD (solid state drive) and HDD (hard disc drive) to deliver faster Windows 7 boot-up times and improved application performance. Lenovo claims RapidDrive technology means boot up times that are 66% faster, application start times and file copy operations are cut in half.

Additional features on the Y560d include SlideNav – an intelligent touch-sensitive slide bar application for easy desktop navigation; OneKey Theater II for optimized video playback; and an Ambient Light Sensor that automatically adjusts the PC screen brightness based on the user’s distance from the display.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d laptop is available now starting at $1,300.

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