Toshiba’s New Laptop Adds 3D, Loses The Glasses

Red Viewmaster 3D

Red Viewmaster 3DToshiba’s come out with a new eye-warping experience for you 3D fans — 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.” So, you can ditch those cumbersome glasses when you watch 3D content — mostly movies and games, says Toshiba. It’ll set you back about $1,699.99.

The machine’s powered by Intel’s Core i7 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce 540M graphics processor, fast RAM and a 750GB hard drive. The screen seems a lot like the Nintento 3DS, but larger of course:

Equipped with a 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.

Sound great? Sure. But side effects include more than buggy eyes. Toshiba lists a host of potential health problems in a disclaimer that sounds like its from a pharmaceutical company:

Due to the possible impact on vision development, viewers of 3D video images should be age 6 or above. Children and teenagers may be more susceptible to health issues associated with viewing in 3D and should be closely supervised to avoid prolonged viewing without rest. Some viewers may experience a seizure or blackout when exposed to certain flashing images or lights contained in certain 3D television pictures or video games. Anyone who has had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition, or has a family history of epilepsy, should contact a health care provider before using the 3D function.

Of course, many gamers don’t seem to mind health warnings and if they’re the price of a bunch of new games. And, if you’re excited about 3D, think about this: Maybe it will be the future of Web browsing, too, with 3D websites and pop-ups assaulting your vision.

Source: Toshiba
Photo: The Passenger

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