Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D Glasses-Free Laptop Specs: World First

We recently gave you some news about a Toshiba 3D laptop, the P700, but today we have news of a world first for you. Toshiba has announced the Qosmio F750 3D glasses-free laptop, which is due for release in August at a price of £1,300 or $2100, and we have some details on specs for you.

The Qosmio F750 features a 15.6-inch Full HD screen and of course the big selling point is that there’s no need to wear special 3D glasses. This is something now described by Toshiba as annoying which is quite amusing considering the recent Toshiba laptop we mentioned at the top of this article. The Qosmio F750 cannot be described as lightweight, like so many new laptops, as it weighs in at 2.8kg with dimensions 37.6mm thick, 380.55mm wide and 254mm deep.

Specs as informed by Stuart Miles over on Pocket-Lint, include an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce 540M graphics, a 640GB hard drive, Blu-ray XL drive, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS. There’s also an HD webcam, 6GB DDR3 RAM, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, Harman Kardon stereo speakers and Dolby Advance Audio HDMI-CEC.

However it seems that a hands-on experience left Pocket-Lint rather disappointed in the Qosmio F750. After testing the 3D screen with three various types of content they were “unimpressed” although it was acknowledged that the models used were prototypes. Although 3D could be seen it was noted that even a slight movement of the head meant the image became disorted. This is because the 3D element uses the webcam to track the users face and then aligns the 3D image in the correct position. Pocket-Lint was only able to test the 3D function and not the actual performance of the laptop but the experience was described as “very disappointing.”

Over on Engadget, Sharif Sakr managed to get hands-on with the Qosmio F750 as well but also mentioned that even a small head movement caused an adjustment to the 3D effect before settling again. However Engadget noted that the system could probably manage well enough with usual movements while movie viewing or gaming. Although it was said to be improved from the earlier concept model, the way the system works means that it can only be used by one viewer.

A bit of a mixed reaction then from the first hands-on experiences and although these were still pre-release versions being used there’s not much time to alter the hardware with an August release looming. What are your thoughts on the Qosmio F750? Do you think 3D glasses-free laptops will take off? Let us have your comments.