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Toshiba Unveils Glassless 3D Qosmio Laptop

Toshiba has showcased what it calls the world's first laptop with a 3D display that doesn't need a pair of special glasses, not unlike the LG Optimus 3D or the Nintendo 3DS.

Aside from this feature, the Qosmio F750 is an otherwise fairly standard Windows 7 based laptop that will come with a rather steep recommended retail price of £1300 including VAT when it goes on sale next month in the UK.

The laptop - which will be marketed as a gaming laptop - packs a quad core Intel Core i7-2630QM second generation Sandy Bridge processor running at 2GHz, 6GB RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GT540M GPU with 2GB RAM, a Blu-ray XL drive (with a 100GB capacity), a 640GB hard disk drive, a full HD 15.6-inch screen (alas not touch capable) as well as Harman Kardon speakers.

Toshiba makes a bold statement by encasing the hardware in a red carbon-fibre shell that appears to be strong enough to withstand a fall.

The F750-10Q also comes with a webcam that tracks user eye position and displays slightly different pictures to each eye to create a very peculiar 3D effect.

More interestingly, you will be able to display both 2D and 3D content at the same time on the display although early tests show that you will have to sit in a fixed position for the 3D to work.

Sadly, the effects only work on one user at a time which is a tad disappointing should you want to share a movie with someone.