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Well, the title speaks for itself. The Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D, announced today, is not only the world’s first glasses-free 3D-capable laptop–it’s a harbinger of Al Pacino’s famous line “I’m just gettin’ warmed up!” And let’s view the 3D industry as Al Pacino, only significantly more intimidating and less stylish. This laptop may seem like just another 3D product on the market, but it’s not. The Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D is foreboding foreshadowing that the 3D craze is not going down without a fight. We’ve all witnessed glasses-free 3D screens here at TechnoBuffalo, and our collective opinions on the quality tend to be less than enthusiastic. It’s not fun sitting cross-eyed at Iron Man for 2 hours.

So, back to the Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D, the world’s first goobledeegoo glasses-free 3D thingamajig. We hope that the laptop’s 15.6-inch HD TruBrite display with Active Lens technology is as brilliant as the press release claims it is. According to the technology, Toshiba is using Face Tracking in order to react to the motion and position of the viewer. So, the software actually adjusts the parallax control on the stereoscopic display via the webcam based on the proximity of the face that’s watching the 3D movie. This sounds quite advanced, and Toshiba vice president of product development Carl Pinto, touts the technology as being “like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”

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Well, it sure sounds like nothing we’ve ever heard before, but can it perform well without making us real life versions of “Cross-Eyed Mary?” Luckily, there’s always 2D to save the day, and 3D content can even be sized down and watched within a 2D desktop, which is another first of its kind. To be honest, we’re rooting for Toshiba here. We want 3D to work correctly, but at the moment, there are no signs that the technology is necessary within the consumer landscape. We want to believe Mr. Pinto when he dazzles us with statements like “We are excited to bring this cuttingedge technology to consumers, as there’s really nothing like it. The unique capabilities of the laptop’s 3D display make enjoying 3D content both convenient and hassle-free.”

Aside from its 3D capability, the Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D is a fairly souped-up laptop that will will be available in mid-August for $1,699.99 MSRP7 at select e-tailers and ToshibaDirect.com. In the meantime, here are some specs to graze upon:

  • Intel Core  i7 processor
  • 15.6-inch HD TruBrite display
  • NVIDIA  GeForce 540M graphics processor
  • Fast RAM and a spacious 750GB hard drive
  • Built-in harman/kardon speakers
  • Suite of sound enhancement technologies from Dolby and Waves Audio
  • Blu-ray Disc rewriteable drive
  • HDMI port
  • Fusion 3D Finish in Brilliant Red and a red backlit keyboard
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