We covered Toshiba's 15-inch no-eyeglass 3D laptop prototype extensively at CES 2011. The hardware worked surprisingly well, using a Webcam to track the viewer's head movement and adjust the stereoscopic image accordingly, but we're still a bit surprised to see the final version so close to an official release.
Toshiba's U.K. arm is the first to announce the retail version, now called the Qosmio F750 3D. A press release says:
The Qosmio F750 3D's state-of-the-art lenticular screen displays 3D images without the need for glasses...An integrated Webcam intelligently tracks the user's eye movements, allowing the Qosmio F750 3D to adjust the 3D effect to match the eye position. The Qosmio F750 3D can also display 2D and 3D content simultaneously-- allowing users to browse the Internet, for example, in one window and have 3D content playing in another window.
Our colleagues at CNET UK got a chance to see the new Qosmio F750 3D in person, and offer the following hands-on report:
During our brief hands-on session, we found the 3D effect worked quite well, but the eye-tracking system means only one person can see 3D content at a time. It also requires you to sit fairly rigidly in front of the screen--don't expect to lie down in bed to watch a 3D movie, because you won't get the proper effect.
The Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D currently only has a release date and price for the U.K., where it will be available sometime in August starting at 1,300 pounds (or about $2,100). For more, check out our prototype hands-on impressions and video from CES 2011.