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.
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.