Over the last couple of years there has been a lot of hype surrounding 3d displays. They have been placed in cinemas, televisions, laptops and even handheld devices! The main draw back so far has been the need for special glasses in order to view the 3d display. More recent technology is seeing the need for glasses made obsolete. A recent gadget that bought this technology to light was the Nintendo 3DS. However this "glasses-free" display is popping up all over the place now. Even our mobile smart phones are starting to catch on to the 3D trend.
This January, Toshiba announced the world's first glasses-free 3D laptop, the Qosmio F750. With a £1300 price tag, it also boasts some fairly capable hardware. An Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia Geforce GT540M graphics, 640GB (7200rpm) HDD, 6GB DDR3 (1333MHz) RAM, "distortion-free" Harmon Kardon speakers, a BDXL drive and a USB 3.0 port.
Initial reviews look promising and so do some of the features. The screen will be able to display both 2D and 3D at the same time in different windows. The built-in HD camera is able to track the users eye movement so that the 3D effect will match the position you are viewing from.
Toshiba's Qosmio F750 will be available in the UK in August for around £1300. Will it prove to be a success in glasses-free 3D entertainment? Or is it just another gadget fad?
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