Toshiba: world's first glasses-free 3D laptop arrives in August

By on July 6, 2011, 9:00 AM

Toshiba has announced it is launching the "world's first" glasses-free 3D laptop next month. First teased at CES 2011, the Qosmio F750 not only lets you view 3D images without glasses, it can also display 2D at the exact same time on its 15.6-inch screen -- so you can browse web sites while watching 3D content, for example. The laptop uses eye-tracking technology to detect the viewer's position and adjust the stereoscopic image accordingly.

As you would expect, the Qosmio F750 is designed with multimedia and gaming in mind. It features a full HD 1920 x 1080 display, Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics card, Blu-ray rewritable drive, and Harman Kardon speakers. There's also a second-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 640 GB (5400rpm) HDD, and plenty of connectivity options: a multi-card reader, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, three USB 2.0 ports plus one USB 3.0 port, and HDMI.

Engadget got some hands-on time with the F750 and noted that the eye-tracking system was remarkably quick, claiming the videos they saw were "pretty mouthwatering -- at least once our eyes and brain adjusted to the 3D effect." It's worth noting that the 3D effect is limited to a single user at a time due to Toshiba's eye-tracking approach.

The Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D will be available in the UK for £1300 (around $2100) starting in August. The laptop should make its way to the U.S. sometime shortly thereafter, so we'll have to an eye out for the actual price and launch date.

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