The Satellite A665 isn’t your everyday laptop. Gaze at its display, and you’ll see it’s an ultra-bright HD screen with LED backlighting and a roomy 39.6cm (16”). But that’s not all. Slip the included 3D glasses over your ears, and you’ll be in for a treat: the Satellite A665 packs in 3D tech to give games, movies and even web sites an eye-popping edge. Read on, and we’ll tell you how the Satellite A665’s 3D technology works.
The Satellite A665 comes with Nvidia 3D Vision inside. It uses a small transmitter, plugged into the Satellite A665 using USB, as well as active shutter 3D glasses, which synchronise with the transmitter to make sure each eye sees the correct part of a 3D image.
The Satellite A665’s screen refreshes at 120Hz, showing a fresh picture 120 times a second. Pictures for the left and right eye are showed alternately, with the Satellite A665’s Nvidia 3D glasses intelligently switching each lens on and off to block out irrelevant pictures. The result is an effective 3D refresh rate of 60 frames per second per eye, enough for silky smooth video and responsive 3D games.
Watch with friends
The Satellite A665 comes with a pair of Nvidia 3D Vision glasses included, although you needn’t watch alone. The 3D transmitter can support multiple pairs of specs, so with extra set for your friends and family, you can sit around the screen and enjoy 3D together.
3D games galore!
You might think 3D games would be a rare treat, but think again. Game studios can convert their titles to full 3D with a simple software update, so there are already tons to choose from. Take a look at the full list of Nvidia 3D Vision-compatible titles, and prepare to be bowled over by the choice on offer!
It’s not just for games
Sure, 3D games such as Batman: Arkham Asylum and Just Cause 2 look astounding in 3D, but playing games with an extra dimension isn’t all the Satellite A665 is good for. Movies can be watched in 3D too, using the Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player which is pre-installed on the Toshiba Satellite A665. You can find 3D video files all over the web, and some YouTube videos even have 3D options.