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Nano-Tech Used in Color-Changing Laptop

Looking for a laptop that has a unique flair? Toshiba may have the answer with the Dynabook Qosimo T750, a laptop that uses nano-technology to change the color of the notebook's lid.

As reported by Register Hardware, the notebook sports a flat base color called "shiny ocean" on the lid, a bluish tint that artificially "shimmers" with metallic colors ranging from turquoise to deep blue to purple, depending on the viewer's angle.

This shimmering visual effect is accomplished by using a technique developed by Toshiba and Japanese materials company Touré Meihan. Called Picasus, it comprises of multiple polyester laminate films containing thousands of "nano-technology" layers. By applying the films to the base color of the lid, Picasus generates a metallic look without using actual metal. An added "fingerprint-proof" coating repels nasty finger smudges to retain the effect.

Despite the pretty exterior, the 15.6-inch Toshiba notebook packs some rather decent hardware including a 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5-480M processor, 4 GB of DDR3 memory and a 750 GB hard drive. Other features include an LED-backlit display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768, Harman Kardon speakers, 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI output, USB 2.0 and eSata ports.

So far the Dynabook Qosimo T750 is only available in Japan, however it's highly likely laptop will eventually make its way over to the States sometime this year.

  • valpanig
    It's better to pass United States this year. It looks girlish in this color. I would be more interested in 10 hour battery.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    the colors are similar to chemically treated topaz gemstones, usually referred as mystic topaz.
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  • applegetsmelaid
    Next up: Hypercolor laptop that changes color when you breath on it.
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  • nebun
    ugly, more companies need to start using carbon or high strength light aluminum...my macbook pro is almost 3 years old and the case looks like it's new, my two year old daughter has but this thing through it's paces...very strong shell
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  • It actually should be Qosmio and not Qosimo. Qosmio means "My Universe". Qos from Cosmos while Mio which means mine.
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  • hp79
    Looks really nice. I wish they used better material such as carbon fiber or aluminum, and finish it off with that cool painting.

    What's with that crappy low resolution screen on a 15" laptop?
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  • Raidur
    NeBuNugly, more companies need to start using carbon or high strength light aluminum...my macbook pro is almost 3 years old and the case looks like it's new, my two year old daughter has but this thing through it's paces...very strong shell
    I bought 2 new laptops in the past 3 years with the money I saved NOT buying a macbook. ;)

    Agreed however, they do use quality materials for their cases.
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  • WyomingKnott
    applegetsmelaidNext up: Hypercolor laptop that changes color when you breath on it.Wasn't that a "mood ring?"
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  • cookoy
    i prefer a higher quality screen than a chic lid to show off.
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  • Mizoguchi
    Any more detail?... Last semester at Cornell I was introduced to quantum dots which you grow so that the band gap is the wavelength of the light you want the photon to emit. Is this the same sort of thing?
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