By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: Sony Australia is set to launch its first 3D entertainment and gaming Vaio notebook within the first half of 2011. Demonstrated for the first time locally at Intel’s processor launch this week, this new Vaio will have an expected RRP somewhere between $3,000 and $4,000. had the opportunity to test drive this new PC, with Sony Australia’s Brenden Woolley talking us through some of the key features.

The PC is able to screen both 3D movies and most 2D movies in 3D, with users needing to wear 3D glasses to achieve the effect. For 3D gaming, the effect will work best with specifically manufactured 3D games, though we did get the chance to play StarCraft 2 in 3D.

Woolley compared this experience to the old Magic Eye books, with users needing a little more time to receive the 3D image. Once 3D games are released specifically for this medium, however, the effect will improve dramatically, according to Woolley.

Sony's Brenden Woolley demonstrates 3D gaming to Microsoft's Deeps Da Silva.

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