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Toshiba launches glasses-free 3D laptop in Canada

Toshiba launches glasses-free 3D laptop in Canada Toshiba says it is bringing the world's first glasses-3D laptop to Canada, just in time for the back-to-school season.

The Qosmio F750 laptop features a reasonably-sized 15.6-inch "lenticular" 3D screen that pumps three-dimensional images to the user.

To keep things simple, I won't get into the specifics of how a lenticular screen works, but it is quite elaborate by using a series of tiny lenses.

Basically, a double screen layer sends separate images to the left and right eyes with the help of face tracking technology that keeps tabs on where the viewer's eyes are located.

This helps the display pump the best possible 3D picture to the user - all without the use of goofy-looking glasses.

Having a glasses-free 3D laptop is definitely a luxury - as are the other features available on this laptop.

An Intel i7-2630QM processor powers the brains of this laptop providing more than enough juice for gaming, web browsing and intensive multi-media processing (Tron 3D anyone?)

The F750 also packs a Blu-Ray XL re-recordable drive for creating high-definition movies on discs, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 750 GB hard drive. Harmon/kardon speakers and Dolby Advanced audio is added in to the mix in aims of providing what will likely be a kick-ass entertainment experience.

It also has a WiDi transmitter that lets users send video to their TVs wirelessly - a good feature considering how much of a audio/video powerhouse this machine is.

The price tag for this isn't cheap - Toshiba says the F750 has an MSRP of $1,799. But then again, entry-level laptops don't have glasses-free 3D screens.

- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets




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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.