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Toshiba Glasses-Free 3D Laptop Coming in August

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It's the "world's first" glasses-free 3D notebook, claims Toshiba.

Tuesday Toshiba announced that it's launching the "world's first" glasses-free 3D laptop next month. Called the Qosmio F750 3D, it will have the ability to display a combination of 2D and 3D images on screen simultaneously, and will even feature a 2D-to-3D converter for turning your favorite-yet-flat DVD movies into 3D goodness.

According to Toshiba, the laptop's state-of-the-art lenticular screen is only part of the equation – the integrated webcam intelligently tracks the user's eye movements, allowing it to adjust the 3D effect to match the user's eye position. "The Qosmio F750 3D can also display 2D and 3D content simultaneously – allowing users to browse the internet, for example, in one window and have 3D content playing in another window," the company said.

Based Toshiba's list of specs, the upcoming laptop will feature a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) glasses-free 3D display (120 Hz), the HD webcam with eye tracking technology, Intel's second generation Core i7 processor (2.00/2.90 GHz Turbo) and a 1.333 MHz Nvidia GeForce GT540M GPU (up to 2 GB). There will also be a 640 GB (5400rpm) SATA HDD, 6 GB of DDR3 (1333 MHz) RAM, a Blu-ray XL re-recordable drive, a multi-card reader, Wi-Fi 802.11 (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, three USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI output and more.

"The Qosmio F750 3D is available in a Shiny Red finish, and features a distinctive wavelet pattern across the chassis lid, while a carbon pattern on the inside palm rest gives the laptop a premium finish," the company said. "Additionally, the EasyControl bar includes seven dedicated buttons, sat above the matt black keyboard, providing users with feather-touch control over multimedia and 3D features."

The Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D will be available in the UK for £1300 ($2100) starting August 2011, and should be available here in the States sometime shortly thereafter. Stay tuned for an actual price and launch date.

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    Da_Man , July 6, 2011 9:00 AM
    pertamax :) 
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    Anonymous , July 6, 2011 9:47 AM
    How good would it be?
    Are we really there yet, to substitute the glasses?
    Why there are no Monitors announced that supports this?
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    archange , July 6, 2011 10:54 AM
    How about two or more people watching the screen? How is going the eye-tracking software compensate?

    Hardware-wise, I give it a thumbs-up, but still, $2100 is pretty steep, even for cutting-edge display tech.
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    Graham_71 , July 6, 2011 11:57 AM
    Sound's good but i'd rather have an A8 APU version, & after the experience I'v had with my Dell xps 1710 I will never have another Laptop with an Nvidia GPU again.
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    kikireeki , July 6, 2011 12:22 PM
    Quote:
    "The Qosmio F750 3D can also display 2D and 3D content simultaneously – allowing users to browse the internet, for example, in one window and have 3D content playing in another window,"


    And why would anyone want to do this?
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    Anonymous , July 6, 2011 1:39 PM
    Always so much negativity when it comes to 3d. We are not there yet and will not get there till we start somewhere.

    I want my holodeck already.
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    ElectroGoofy , July 6, 2011 1:55 PM
    ...and a 1.333 MHz Nvidia GeForce GT540M GPU
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    ElectroGoofy , July 6, 2011 1:57 PM
    Arg... dumb post button...

    Quote:
    ...and a 1.333 MHz Nvidia GeForce GT540M GPU

    Do you mean GHz?


    Anyway, this would be really nice... too bad the price is so high, though. I have never actually seen a glasses-free screen, but if they work right I would certainly like that better than glasses (I really like the idea of using the camera for checking eye position... great idea, if it works).
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    internetlad , July 6, 2011 4:05 PM
    not sure why all this glasses free 3D tech is so expensive. Manufacturing costs are next to nil on the 3DS as far as compared to a regular screen, yet it retails for a hundred bucks more. I can't see this being the case, because for those specs I don't think i'd pay more than a grand, maybe 1200 for this laptop. Is the screen alone really worth almost a grand?
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    mcd023 , July 6, 2011 5:23 PM
    I would be interested in the 120Hz
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    Anonymous , July 6, 2011 5:24 PM
    Because dumbasses with small penises will pay for it
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    kenyee , July 6, 2011 6:26 PM
    Would rather have it on a 14" 1080p screen, but they sadly don't exist yet :-P
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    ProDigit10 , July 6, 2011 6:46 PM
    So where is this free 3D laptop?
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    Anonymous , July 6, 2011 8:02 PM
    5400 RPM hard drive. Really??? For $2100, they should at least give you a 7200 RPM hard drive at least or a dual drive with a 80 GB SSD and a 500 7200 RPM. The 5400 RPM drive alone makes it a dud.
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    Burodsx , July 6, 2011 11:39 PM
    3D isn't all that exciting... I don't even care to hear about 3D gaming. Give me virtual reality.
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    bystander , July 7, 2011 12:43 AM
    Interesting.
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    cats_Paw , July 7, 2011 6:46 AM
    3D is a weak technology in itself. I will never understand how did companies belive it had a future. Especially in the middle of an economical crysis. 3D gaming aint that bad, the problem is how it gets you tired since your eyes are always beeing tricked, and your mind is trying to compensate. The faster your eyes/brain is, the faster you get tired. I heard there are holographic "monitoreless" technology with laserbeams coming up, so im waiting for that rather than a 3d that drops FPS like flies and even gets you tired :D .
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    bystander , July 7, 2011 6:34 PM
    cats_paw3D is a weak technology in itself. I will never understand how did companies belive it had a future. Especially in the middle of an economical crysis. 3D gaming aint that bad, the problem is how it gets you tired since your eyes are always beeing tricked, and your mind is trying to compensate. The faster your eyes/brain is, the faster you get tired. I heard there are holographic "monitoreless" technology with laserbeams coming up, so im waiting for that rather than a 3d that drops FPS like flies and even gets you tired .


    I do find that movies, or at least the limited movies I've seen, are a lot more gimmicky, due to everything but the focus point of the movie, being out of focus. It does defeat the purpose of 3D until they find a new method of making 3D movies.

    However, in 3D gaming, if you set up the plains and distances correctly, it should be pretty much like real life. Our eyes are always adjusting looking at different distances. The only problem is when they force you to focus on something only a foot away from your face and back to long distances. That does strain you, just like it can in real life, but that can be adjusted through 3D settings.

    Currently, 3D gaming seems to work the best, and when everything is setup right, it really does give a great 3D effect. 3D movies on the other hand, need a way to put everything in focus but at different depths. Current movies don't do this and it seems gimmicky.