Toshiba Qosmio F750 glasses-free 3D laptop to arrive in August
By Pawel Piejko
July 6, 2011
Toshiba has unveiled its first glasses-free 3D laptop - the Toshiba Qosmio F750-10Q. Powered by Intel Core i7 CPU, the laptop features a lenticular glasses-free 3D display, a full HD 15.6-inch screen and eye-tracking technology based on a HD web camera that maintains the 3D effect while the user moves. Both 2D and 3D content can be displayed simultaneously and the Qosmio F750 comes with a built-in Blu-ray XL drive capable of burning 128GB disks.
The Qosmio F750-10Q utilizes a lenticular display, which projects two sets of images at the same time, splitting them between the left and right eye. The built-in webcam "intelligently tracks the user's eye movements, allowing the Qosmio F750-10Q to adjust the 3D effect to match the eye position," Toshiba says. According to Engadget's hands-on, the technology deals with the common glasses-free 3D gadgets' "sweet spot" problem well when being viewed by one person at a time.
The laptop is also capable of converting 2D DVD content into 3D in real time. The CPU is an Intel Core 2.0GHz i7-2630QM and there's a NVIDIA GeForce 540M GPU on board. The Qosmio F750 also features Harman Kardon stereo speakers, a HDMI port, 1 x USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 3.0, 640GB (7200rpm) HDD and 6GB DDR3 (1333MHz) RAM. It measures 387.6 x 266.8 x 31.6 - 36.7 mm (15.2 x 10.5 x 1.2-1.4 inches) and weighs 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs).
Asus presented its yet to be released, glasses-free Asus ROG G53 3D PC during CeBIT fair in March 2011, but the Toshiba Qosmio F750 looks set to be the first glasses-free 3D laptop on the market. The laptop joins Toshiba's REGZA GL1 television in the company's line of glasses-free 3D devices.
The Toshiba Qosmio F750-10Q will be available in the UK from August 2011 priced at around £1,299. No word on prices and availability in other countries yet.
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