Toshiba release update for glasses free 3D gaming

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Toshiba and NVIDIA have worked together to make hundreds of 3D games compatible for the Toshiba Qosmio F7553D – a glasses free 3D laptop.

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The Toshiba Qosimo F7553D was released mid 2011 and using a double parallax image display and webcam eye tracking technology, viewers get a 3D effect and a wide viewing zone (glasses free 3D technology usually suffers from a very limited viewing zone).

However, out of the box it was not able to convert 2D games to 3D until now (it could convert 2D video to 3D in real time using Toshiba’s SpursEngine image processor). The update, which is currently available for download from Toshiba’s Service Station utility, optimises the glasses free 3D laptop for NVIDIA GeForce 3D support.

"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," said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "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."

The Toshiba Qosimo F7553D is equipped with a LED 15.6-inch 1080P Full HD TruBrite display and Active Lens technology. Active Lens technology allows the laptop to display 2D and 3D content at the same time by controlling light polarisation on certain parts of the screen and was first seen on the Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR

It also features an integrated Blu-ray Disc rewriteable drive, while a HDMI 1.4 port supports output of video (up to 1080p) to a 3D-ready TV or display. 

Toshiba also offer two other laptops that require glasses – the Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 and the Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV7. LG recently announced it is also launching a glasses free 3D notebook which can be seen at this year’s CES.