Toshiba Brings World’s First Glasses-Free 3D Laptop
Comes at a significant premium.
Toshiba’s new Qosmio F750 is said to be the world’s first laptop with glasses-free 3D. The Qosmio is the premium range for Tosh, so all
the newest technologies naturally debut here. Aimed squarely towards the entertainment and gaming niches, this latest version in the range brings a 120Hz refresh rate, 15.6 inch ‘lenticular’ HD screen, which can display 3D and 2D simultaneously. There is also an eye tracking HD webcam, so you always have the best three dimensional views in the house even at the strangest of angles.
The specifications sheet seems impressive too. The Qosmio is powered by a top of the range Intel Core i7 chip, and also brings NVIDIA® GeForce GT 540M graphics, Harman/Kardon audio, BDXL drive and USB 3.0, 2.0, HDMI, and VGA ports for connectivity. Unfortunately, it looks like it still suffers from the bland Toshiba design theme. What a shame. If you’re aiming to do well in the gaming category, take it from us, design is simply fundamental! Look at the stuff that does well, ASUS Republic of Gamers laptops and premium Alienware rigs. What is the common factor? The flash, the panache, the bling-bling; call it what you will. And here we are seeing the total opposite.
Our friends at Engadget have got their hands on a pre-production piece. According to them, the eye tracking technology is very fast and accurate, but falters a little in 3D mode. Of course, the manufacturer may well iron the glitches out by the time it hits production. Reportedly, videos in 3D look stunningly good.
The new Qosmio hits markets this August. Expected retail price is $2100. Marketing exercise for the features it seems.
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