Toshiba Glasses-Free 3D Laptop Coming in August
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.