By using TriDef, the IdeaPad can play some games in stereo 3D, create a 3D illusion from a 2D source such as movies and images, as well as play back stereo 3D encoded content. The support for games currently stands at 210 titles and includes A-list releases like Batman Arkham Asylum, DiRT 2, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. We have not tested TriDef with games, so we can’t make any comments about the quality. If NVIDIA’s 3D Vision is any indication, the support and quality of 3D will likely vary from game to game.
Configurations of the Y560D include the Intel Core i5-430M and i7-720QM, 4 or 8 GB of RAM, and 5400 or 7200 RPM HDDs. All systems come with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 with 1 GB of RAM which should be fairly decent for gaming at the native 1366×768 resolution.
Prices start at $1,199 up to $1,699, but right now there’s a deal on the 06462BU SKU which comes with 8GB of RAM and a 7200 RPM HDD, for the same price as the 4GB model. You can customize and buy your own Lenovo by visiting the Lenovo web store.
Assuming the quality of the Stereo 3D is on par with NVIDIA’s 3D Vision, then the IdeaPad Y560D is serious competition to the Asus G51J-3D which is similarly configured but runs an NVIDIA GPU.