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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.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.