3D laptops have been around for some time now but have always been limited by those pesky glasses – well no longer says Toshiba.
The company has announced the world’s first glasses-free 3D laptop in the shape of the Qosmio F750 which uses a special lenticular screen to send two images of slightly differing perspectives individually to the left and right eye to create the 3D effect. The F750 also features an HD webcam with unique eye-tracking technology which locks onto your face to make sure you always experience full 3D no matter what angle you’re looking at the screen.
But what of 2D I hear you ask, well the smart people at Toshiba has made it so that the Qosimo F750 can display 2D and 3D images on the screen at once – though we’re struggling to see the benefits of this. The example Toshiba’s gave was that you could watch a 3D Blu-ray movie on one part of the 15.6in screen while browsing the internet in 2D on another part – though this is a highly unlikely scenario. The screen itself has a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
As well as the glasses-free 3D, the Qosmio F750 boasts some impressive specs including Intel’s latest Core i7 processor (2.00/2.90GHz Turbo), Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics (up to 2GB of VRAM), 640GB of storage, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, Harman Kardon speakers, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, a HDMI port and a Blu-ray XL drive - which is another first in a laptop and can record up to 100GB on a single disk.
The laptop weighs in at just over 2kg and measures 380.5 x 254 x 30(front)/37.6mm(rear). It will come with a Shiny Red finish, and features a "distinctive wavelet pattern” across the chassis lid. The Qosimo F750 will be available in early August and will cost around £1,300 according to the Toshiba representative we spoke to at the launch yesterday.
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