Toshiba has made an new update available for users of its Qosmio F755 laptops that promises to offer gaming in 3D without the need for specially designated glasses, the company’s digital products division announced.
After working with graphics processing experts at Nvidia, Toshiba was able to announce the launch of what is a first for the industry as a glasses-free 3D gaming laptop experience.
“Now gamers can experience hundreds of PC games in stunning 3D without the burden of wearing 3D glasses. This update brings a new level of play to 3D PC gaming,” reckoned Carl Pinto, vice president of product development at Toshiba America Information Systems.
“We have been working closely with Nvidia to bring 3D gaming capabilities to the Qosmio F755, a killer feature that has yet to be realised in the PC industry,” he added.
Some seriously clever face-tracking and processing technology has helped Toshiba deliver 3D projections that take account of where a gamer’s face is in relation to their laptop screen. The main screen of course is crucial in the context of laptop gaming and the Qosmio F755 has a 15.6 inch full HD TruBrite display that achieves its 3D effect by effectively projecting the same images twice at the same time.
The notion of consumers increasingly integrating the way they use their technology was a theme of the innovations displayed at the CES in Las Vegas this month, with the lines deliberately being blurred between business and personal devices.
Toshiba’s Qosmio F755 is essentially positioned as a desktop replacement laptop but there has been plenty of work done to ensure that it doesn’t let users down when being used as an entertainment solution rather than a business PC. To this end, as well as offering the prospect of glasses-free 3D gaming, the laptop incorporates a suite of high-tech sound solutions from Dolby and from Waves Audio.
Toshiba’s activities at the CES 2012 also saw it promoting a range of accessories it promises will expand the way consumers utilise their laptops, a raft of ‘Smart Blu-ray players’ and three new varieties of “powerful yet affordable” camcorders.