Known to the Japanese as the dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR and to the British as the Qosmio F750 3D, the “world’s first glasses-free laptop” is coming to the States wearing a name badge that reads Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D. Heralding it as a “breakthrough in consumer 3D technology, Toshiba on Tuesday announced the U.S. launch date and pricing for the new 3D laptop.
What you do alone in your man cave is your business. If you want to put on a pair of 3D glasses and practice the Na’vi language, more power to you. Sony’s F Series Vaio 3D can make that dream a reality in style, but it lacks the graphics power to deliver first-class stereoscopic 3D gaming.
Like the rest of its consumer electronics peers, Toshiba too is betting big on 3D. But its romance with 3D has been of the glasses-free variety from its very inception. The company holds the distinction of being the first to market with an autostereoscopic 3DTV and has also been seen lugging a glasses-free 3D notebook protoype at recent trade shows. According to Digitimes, the world could see the launch of glasses-less 3D notebooks from Toshiba as early as the second half of 2011.
Toshiba is quite far along when it comes to large autostereoscopic 3D displays. After all, it raised the curtain on the world’s first glasses-free 3D TVs as recently as October at the Ceatec electronics show in Tokyo; two of those TVs have since been launched in Japan. So it should surprise absolutely no one if Tosh also secures the bragging rights for unveiling the first notebook capable of spitting “dead-zone free stereoscopic 3D images” without the need for any special glasses.
The company is about to do precisely that at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Apparently, the glasses-free notebook prototype it's bringing to CES wears the familiar Qosmio badge and combines eye-tracking technology with a parallax 3D LCD display to create the glasses-less 3D effect. The company is targeting an end of the year release for the 3D Qosmio.
The choice of 3D notebooks just became wider with the announcement of the 15.6-inch MSI CX620 3D laptop.It features an Intel Core processor, a 1GB ATi Radeon HD5470 discrete graphics card, up to 8GB of DDR3-1066MHz memory, 320/500/640GB hard drive storage, a DVD writer, a brace of USB 2.0 ports and HDMI / VGA outputs.
Some of the other things onboard this 5.5 lb notebook include a couple of stereo speakers, a 1.3MP camera, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, Gigabit LAN and a 6-cell battery. You will need circular polarized glasses to enjoy 3D content on the CX620. Price and availability haven’t been announced yet.