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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How good would it be?Reply
Are we really there yet, to substitute the glasses?
Why there are no Monitors announced that supports this?
How about two or more people watching the screen? How is going the eye-tracking software compensate?Reply
Hardware-wise, I give it a thumbs-up, but still, $2100 is pretty steep, even for cutting-edge display tech.
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.Reply
"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?
Always so much negativity when it comes to 3d. We are not there yet and will not get there till we start somewhere.Reply
I want my holodeck already.
...and a 1.333 MHz Nvidia GeForce GT540M GPUReply
Arg... dumb post button...Reply
...and a 1.333 MHz Nvidia GeForce GT540M GPUDo 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).
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?Reply
I would be interested in the 120HzReply