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CES 2011: Sony reveals Vaio F series 3D laptop

3D Blu-ray laptop with one-touch 3D button

Sony Vaio F series 3D laptop

Watch in 3D on the Sony Vaio F series laptop

CES 2011 is witnessing a number of 3D laptop announcements including Sony’s latest laptop, the 16-inch Vaio F series laptop.

The Sony Vaio F series laptop is powered by a Intel Core i7 processor and a high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card. 

There are two USB 3.0 ports supporting quicker data transfer than a standard USB 2.0. Bluetooth 3.0 capability means it also allows ultra-fast data connections with mobile devices.

The new Vaio series 3D laptop will be available from the end of February 2011 but pricing is yet to be announced. 

To watch in 3D you’ll need to wear a pair of active shutter glasses, the same as used with Sony’s Bravia 3D TVs. 

See the Vaio F series in action at CES 2011 in our first look video review below:


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Watching in 3D on the Sony Vaio F series

The F series supports 3D content on Blu-ray disc, games and videos. You can view 3D panoramic still images, but only if you have captured them on a Sony Cyber-shot digital camera or Sony DSLR. It is also possible to convert 2D movies on Blu-ray disc or DVD to simulated 3D video. The 3D button allows users to press and switch between 2D and 3D viewing in an instant. 

The screen uses advanced frame sequential panel technology and LED backlit control. Sony says this ensures sharper, brighter images with a super-fast response time and wide viewing angle. Frame sequential technology alternately displays full high definition (1920 x 1080) 3D images for left and right eyes at a 240 frames per second (fps) refresh rate. 

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  • Find out the latest from CES 2011 in our report

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