Not too long ago, we talked about Toshiba’s glasses-free 3D laptop, the Qosmio F750, though we had no release dates to speak of. Now, we have some info, though if you’re looking up the F750, you won’t find anything…instead, they’ve re-coined the parallax unit the F755. Hitting shelves in the US on 8/16, expect there to be quite a few people checking out the floor model of this nasty unit.
Best Buy, Newegg, and Fry’s will all be launching the new 3D laptop on the same day, so there will be no head-start for anybody. Despite the name change, everything else remains the same. Toshiba tweaked it a bit, but left the innards intact. 6GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive, Core i7 processor, a Blu-ray drive, and a GeForce GT 540M GPU round out the internal features, so you’ll have everything you need for a premiere mobile gaming experience.
The 15.6-inch screen isn’t too shabby, but there’s one glaring omission that we’d like to address: there’s no 2D to 3D conversion. Hopefully, that won’t make much difference in the long run, as we’re getting more 3D content every day. There are rumors that Toshiba and Nvidia are working together to get that remedied, so expect there to be an upgrade not long after you purchase it.
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The Nintendo 3DS has a bit of competition, though it may pack a bit more punch. Asus rocked Computex by announcing that they’ve got the first glasses-free 3D laptop. The Asus Republic of Gamers G53SX takes 2D content and converts it into the newly coveted glasses-free 3D visual. The company conveniently left out the unit’s pricing, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer on that bit of information.
Mixing 2D and 3D content on the same screen is an interesting concept, and Asus seems to have gotten it nailed down. We aren’t exactly sure whether or not that’s going to be useful, but it’s definitely worth noting. An Intel Core i7 processor ensures that you’ll have some power to run your favorite titles, and the GeForce 560M graphics chip ensures that you won’t be let down with the processing of the action.
The specs are rounded out with the Z68 motherboard. The 3D gaming experience will be a bit less visually detailed than the 2D renditions, but that’s to be expected. The moral of this story remains that they have gotten a glasses-free 3D laptop, which should raise the bar in terms of what we see this summer and next year. Interested in gaming laptop? We don’t have any pricing yet, but keep your eyes peeled. This unit’s coming…
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