Using auto-stereoscopic display technology, the new Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D laptop will be the first laptop on the market that is able to display glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time on the same screen. Users will have the option to watch 3D content in full-screen or condense it into a smaller window so that they can continue to use the 2D desktop to browse the Web or do other tasks. The Qosmio F755 3D laptop will be available in mid-August with a pretty hefty price tag of $1,699.99. I’ve yet to try a glasses-free 3D device and am really curious if it’s ‘worth’ it or not… What do you guys think?
Press release after the jump.
TOSHIBA DITCHES THE GLASSES WITH ANNOUNCEMENT
OF WORlD’S FIRST GLASSES-FREE 3D LAPTOP
Qosmio F755 3D Ushers in New Way of Experiencing 3D Entertainment; First Laptop to Simultaneously Display 2D and Glasses-Free 3D Content on a Single Screen
IRVINE, Calif. — Aug. 9, 2011 — Toshiba’s Digital Products Division(DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced U.S. pricing and availability for the Qosmio® F755 3D laptop, the world’s first laptop capable of displaying glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time on one screen[i]. Beginning in mid-August, 3D entertainment enthusiasts will have the opportunity to “ditch the glasses” and enjoy the latest in 3D content while enjoying all the amenities of a premium, high-performance laptop.
“The Qosmio F755 3D laptop is not just a breakthrough in mobile entertainment, but a great example of Toshiba’s ongoing commitment to turning technology innovation into real, usable products,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “We are excited to bring this cutting-edge technology to consumers, as there’s really nothing like it. The unique capabilities of the laptop’s 3D display make enjoying 3D content both convenient and hassle-free. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”
A Breakthrough in Consumer 3D Technology
To achieve a 3D viewpoint without the aid of special glasses, the new Qosmio F755 3D laptop uses the latest in auto-stereoscopic display technology. Equipped with a brilliant 15.6-inch diagonal full HD TruBrite® display with Active Lens technology, the double parallax image display is able to project two sets of images at the same time, splitting them between the left and right eyes to create the 3D effect. Toshiba’s intuitive Face Tracking technology then taps into the laptop’s built-in webcam to further perfect the projection of the image by reacting to the motion and position of the viewer, delivering a broad viewing zone from which to view 3D content. The end result for consumers is the ability to view and enjoy real 3D – no glasses needed.
2D or 3D? The Choice Is Yours
The Qosmio F755 3D laptop offers up two displays in one, giving users the freedom to view content in either 2D or 3D – or both at the same time. As the only laptop of its kind to offer a simultaneous viewing of 2D and 3D content on a single screen, it provides users with the option to watch 3D content in a full-screen or condense it to a smaller window, preserving the 2D desktop to browse the Web or do other tasks. The included Toshiba Blu-ray Player[ii]adds to the laptop’s flexibility by delivering easy “one-click” 2D-to-3D content conversion[iii]for DVDs and videos, giving users the opportunity to enjoy the latest Blu-ray™ 3D movies or experience their existing 2D movie library in a whole new way.
Robust Performance for Demanding HD Entertainment
In addition to its 3D capabilities, the Qosmio F755 3D is equipped with the latest in processor technology and premium components. Powered by the visibly smart Intel® Core™ i7 processor[iv], NVIDIA® GeForce® 540M graphics processor[v], as well as fast RAM and a spacious 750GB hard drive[vi], the Qosmio F755 3D laptop is built to deliver robust multimedia performance. Built-in harman/kardon® speakers, a suite of sound enhancement technologies from Dolby® and Waves Audio deliver booming cinematic sound to movies, music and games. An integrated Blu-ray Disc™ rewriteable drive offers record and play capabilities, while an HDMI® port supports output of video (up to 1080p) to a 3D-ready TV or display. An elegant Fusion 3D Finish in Brilliant Red deliversstandout styling.
Pricing and Availability
The Qosmio F755 3D will be available in mid-August for $1,699.99 MSRP[vii] at select e-tailers and ToshibaDirect.com.
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