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Toshiba says the complexly named Dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR will be the world's first glasses-free laptop.
Read more: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...#ixzz1K8vyPiDc
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meh, gonna drain the battery faster and its already a crappy laptop (toshiba that is)
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meh, gonna drain the battery faster and its already a crappy laptop (toshiba that is)
Based on what?
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Sounds exciting. Hopefully it will be able to playback 3d-bluray without the brightness hindering eyewear. *crosses fingers*

Here's the official press release.

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Toshiba Unveils the World's First Glasses-free 3D Notebook PCs Able to Simultaneously Display 3D and 2D Content on One Screen

20 Apr, 2011

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today unveiled "dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR", the world's first[1] glasses-free 3D notebook PC able to display 3D and 2D content at the same time on one screen. The new PC will be available in the Japanese market from late July.

dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR employs Toshiba's distinctive 3D Window technology to realize the world's first[1] glasses-free 3D portable PC able to simultaneously display 3D and 2D content in separate windows in a single screen. Users can watch high-quality 3D images or enjoy 3D games in one window without any need for wearing dedicated glasses or installing a dedicated panel over the display, while at the same time working, browsing the internet or sending e-mail in another window.

Key product features

1. Glasses-free 3D technology

3D images are created using parallax, by delivering separate images to the left and right eyes. User can enjoy high-quality 3D images without dedicated glasses if the separate images are properly delivered to each eye. Toshiba has adopted a distinctive "face-tracking" function and "Active Lens" to fulfill this requirement.

"Face-tracking" allows the web camera integrated into the dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR to track the user's face and recognize the position of the eyes. "Active Lens", integrated into the LED panel, controls polarization of light delivered from the panel. These functions secure precise delivery of separate images to each eye, even when the user moves.

2. 2D to 3D real-time conversion technology

With SpursEngine™, a dedicated image processor with advanced performance derived from the multi-core technology of the Cell Broadband Engine™, dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR boasts 2D to 3D real-time conversion technology that allows users to enjoy high-quality 3D images[2] generated from 2D terrestrial, BS and 110 CS digital broadcasts.

These 3D images are made all the more natural and eye-friendly by Toshiba's newly introduced "Face3D" and "Caption stabilizer". "Face3D" uses Toshiba's distinctive high-speed, high-accuracy face detection technology to locate faces in 2D images and then applies a human depth template to the image, giving the features more depth and assuring a 3D appearance with graded shading. "Caption stabilizer" detects any captions in the image and keeps it constantly at the front of the image. The depth of the captions stays fixed and easy to read.

3. 3D Window technology for partial 3D display

"3D Window" is realized by the "Active Lens", which controls polarization of the light delivered from the LED panel. With Active Lens turned off, the panel delivers normal 2D image; with it turned on, the panel delivers 3D images, separating the images sent to each eye. Active Lens can be turned off and on quickly and locally, which means individual parts of the LED panel can deliver 3D images. Thus the user can enjoy "3D Window" and 2D images shown simultaneously on one display.
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Based on what?
extremely poor personal support as well as for customers all around. But this is hardly the place to discuss that here.

Based on the technologies the article states, such as face tracking its sure to drain battery a tad faster.
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extremely poor personal support as well as for customers all around. But this is hardly the place to discuss that here.

Based on the technologies the article states, such as face tracking its sure to drain battery a tad faster.
It's a desktop replacement. And I have met *VERY* few people who actually don't keep their laptops plugged in, and those that do have laptops that are actually designed to last long on battery and they are usually for simple tasks such as web browsing and media viewing. Toshiba make VERY good laptops, I've used a few. The only problem is they have miniscule speakers on their lower-end laptops.

No-one cares if you had a bad experience or if you don't like Toshiba for whatever reason, don't go around bashing their products for no reason, let alone a product that isn't even released yet.
    
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If it works well, I am impressed. Most people watching a movie on there laptop do so inside, with a powersocket in reach.
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It's a desktop replacement. And I have met *VERY* few people who actually don't keep their laptops plugged in, and those that do have laptops that are actually designed to last long on battery and they are usually for simple tasks such as web browsing and media viewing. Toshiba make VERY good laptops, I've used a few. The only problem is they have miniscule speakers on their lower-end laptops.

No-one cares if you had a bad experience or if you don't like Toshiba for whatever reason, don't go around bashing their products for no reason, let alone a product that isn't even released yet.
Quite.
http://reviews.cnet.com/laptop-revie...edRating7+desc
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meh, gonna drain the battery faster and its already a crappy laptop (toshiba that is)
You must be joking, Toshiba along with ASUS are the only manufacturers that always make quality laptops.
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You must be joking, Toshiba along with ASUS are the only manufacturers that always make quality laptops.
yeah he is talking out his ass cause he is clueless.


Sure Toshiba has its problems but EVERY laptop maker has quirks and problems. EVERYBODY(even Apple).

Toshiba is one of the best/most reliable behind ASUS/Sager for quality laptops.
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