Qosmio F755 3D Laptop: August Release But Risky?

Over the years we’ve seen technology evolve and the latest addition to this is of course 3D. For today’s devices to survive against their counterparts, the specifications listing has to be something equally special if not more superior. 3D can now be seen on tablet devices, mobile phones, gaming consoles, TV’s and so on.

Now the technology market has stepped up a gear, with the inclusion of the world’s first 3D laptop, bring on the new Toshiba Qosmio F755 due to come out in just over a week’s time. Announced just yesterday, Erica Swallow over at Mashable has reported on the laptop being “the world’s first laptop capable of displaying glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time on one screen.”

Before we give you its specs, price and approximate release date, we have to warn you that the laptop has been issued with guidelines in relation to one’s health. Although the Qosmio has the overall benefit of 3D without the need for those funky glasses, it does bring an amount of risk. For starters, Toshiba have stated that the device is not suitable for under 6 years of age, this is due to the 3D with flashing images and lights possibly causing spells of fainting and or seizures.

For anyone using the Qosmio laptop, the advice is to take adequate breaks in order to rest. This forms part of a statement from the company themselves in which it reads, “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.”

This is then followed with, “If you or any viewer experiences the following symptoms or any other discomfort from viewing 3D video images, stop viewing and contact your health care provider: Convulsions, Eye or muscle twitching, Loss of awareness, Altered vision, Involuntary movements, Disorientation, Eye Strain, Nausea/Vomiting, Dizziness, Headaches, Fatigue.”

We have to point out that with any device that’s used, breaks have to be taken to avoid suffering from the above. If we can push that out of the way and now concentrate on the good stuff, we can tell you courtesy of Zdnet, that the new F755 includes a rumored 15.6-inch screen, along with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 750GB hard drive, 6GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 540m graphics that as Zdnet stated will be able to access COD: Black Ops and StarCraft 2, HDMI port to connect to an HDTV and so on.

Price wise for the new Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D laptop, you can expect to pay $1,700 and its rumored to be coming in just over a week’s time.

Casting our mind back to just a few months ago, the Nintendo 3DS even before it officially arrived, was up against criticism, with many saying that the 3D inclusion would indeed contribute to health concerns such as eye fatigue and dizziness. On release, some gamers complained of these very symptoms with some even wanting full refunds on their purchase. The gaming console has seen a downward trend in sales figures and although not entirely to blame, health concerns may have put some consumers off.

Give us your thoughts on the new Qosmio laptop, would you be tempted, or would you prefer to put your pennies towards say a new MacBook Air from Apple? What’s your reaction to 3D?