Toshiba has just unveiled the “dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR” – the world’s first glasses-free 3D notebook PC that can display 2D and 3D at the same time. This means that users will be able to do stuff like play their favorite 3D games or watch 3D videos in one window, while checking emails or reading the news in another window at the same time.
If you’re wondering how their 3D technology works, it makes use of the integrated webcam on the notebook to track the user’s face with their to ensure that the glasses-free 3D images (that are split apart) are delivered correctly to each eye. The laptop also features a SpursEngine that is a dedicated image processor that can convert images from 2D to 3D in real time so users can even watch their favorite 2D terrestrial, BS and 110 CS digital broadcasts in 3D. Toshiba’s “3D Window” is the technology that allows both 2D and 3D content to be displayed at once; again it makes use of their face tracking technology all made possible with the onboard webcam.
With so much reliance on the notebook’s integrated webcam, I wonder if the 3D technology can work in the darkness or extremely low light conditions. No words on prices but the Toshiba dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR will go on sale in Japan late July this year.