Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D review

Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D review

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  • Is the future of 3D finally here with Toshiba's glasses-free Qosmio F750 3D laptop? Touting a Blu-ray player and lag-free eye-tracking technology it's the most comprehensive 3D laptop around

    Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D review

    Love

    • Brilliant 3D depth
    • Clever eye-tracking tech

    Hate

    • Strictly a solitary experience
    • Short battery life

    Nintendo was the first to market with a 3D mobile device that didn't require you to be kitted out in point-and-laugh-at-the-geek inducing spectacles. Given the technology in the Nintendo 3DS was based on a Sharp panel using some dark third dimension juju, we expected Sharp to be next up but Toshiba beat everyone to the punch. Enter the Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D laptop.

    Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D: 3D performance

    So is the Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D this year's saviour of 3D that will act as a catalyst for mass adoption by, well, the masses? Not really. That's not to say the 3D doesn't offer brilliant 3D depth and the lack of glasses means a stunningly bright screen. But the clever lag-free eye-tracking technology, which maps where our eyes are to adjust the 3D for the best position, only offers one optimal focal point. As soon as we dived an inch out of the right range we lost 3D playback. There's no chance of getting two in on the act. Like  something else we can think of, this is strictly a solitary experience.

    We do admire Toshiba's commitment to making the most comprehensive 3D laptop money can buy. The Qosmio F750 3D can play 2D and 3D simultaneously, can upscale 2D to 3D and can output 3D through the HDMI port. It's also a lot less fiddly to set up than Nvidia or ATI's tech because it's done at the press of a 3D hardware button.

    All that power made the Qosmio F750 a hot runner and ate in to the batteries. We only got just under two hours on max performance playing Blu-ray movie but  Toshiba claimed it will last up to three hours on light use.

    Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D: Screen

    We also weren't bowled over by the special lenticular 3D display, which sends two images at slightly different angles. The result is a slight grainy red and green alternating blur, which is shame because the 15.6-inch full HD screen offers excellent Blu-ray 2D playback with crystal clarity. That makes the Qosmio F750 3D a step in the right direction but it won't be getting a cigar.

    Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D: Features

    Aside from the 3D, we were impressed with the Harman Kardon stereo speakers, which offered quite a full sound for laptop audio and the all white with silver trimmings design of our test model. But the keyboard didn't have isolated chiclet style keys, making it harder for us to use. At least Toshiba included a numeric pad on the right with an oversized shift, enter and backspace also on the right.

    Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D: Specifications

    We had no performance issues with the laptop thanks to Intel's Core i7 processor 2630QM running at 2.00GHz and 6GB of memory to cope with multi-media playback. There no slowdown - even streaming HD video, playing a 3D video and flicking through several browsers. For your money Toshiba also bundled a Blu-ray play, three USB 2.0 ports, support for Bluetooth 3.0, a 640GBhard drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and mid-range 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540m that won't excite gamers.

    Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D: Verdict

    While not the last word in 3D, the Qosmio F750 3D is a step in the right direction and, if Toshiba can refine its 3D technology, it will be worth your attention. For now, it's still a little rough around the edges.

    Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D: £1299.99

    Toshiba Qosmio F750 video

     

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  • Is Toshiba's glassless 3D laptop the third dimension 2.0?

    Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D review

    Love

    • Brilliant 3D depth
    • Clever eye-tracking tech

    Hate

    • Strictly a solitary experience
    • Short battery life

    Back in 2010 Toshiba gave us Satellite A665– the world’s first 3D laptop. We wouldn’t normally think of Toshiba as a driving force behind next generation consumer hardware trends, but there it is. Not only did Toshiba bring out the first 3D laptop, it also put together the first glass-free 3D laptop – the Toshiba Quosimo F750 3D.


    Toshiba Qosimo F750 3D: Performance

    Under the hood there’s Intel’s i7 Sandybridge processor, Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics card, Harman Kardon stereo speakers and Blu-ray XL drive. With all that on-board you’d expect a breeze-block of a laptop but it’s surprisingly portable compared with Alienware offerings and weighs-in at 2.9kg.
     

    Toshiba Qosimo F750 3D: Screen

    15.6-inch screen that can showcase 3D or 2D all wrapped up in a HD display ticking over at 1920x1080. The screen supports a fast 120Hz refresh rate so it can display 3D without any ghosting or blurring.

    Toshiba Qosimo F750 3D: Battery

    Toshiba hasn’t given us any details on the battery yet but that 3D performance will drain this sucker. As soon as we can get in to T3 labs, we’ll give you an update.

    Toshiba Qosimo F750 3D: 3D

    The laptop can also deal with all kinds of 3D media including movies, games and can playback in good old-fashioned dimension numbero two. You can watch a 3D Blu-ray and keep up to date with live footie scores simultaneously. It’s also possible upscale to 3D so you don’t need to update your 2D library. However, the experience will be better with a 3D Blu-ray

    One of the bug-bears of glasses-free 3D is that it’s hard to find the sweet spot the Toshiba Quosimo F750 3D has a HD webcam with eye-tracking technology to keep you in the third dimension. If you’re tempted by the third dimension, and we have to admit that the playback was fantastic and easily comparable to glasses-free 3D TVs.

    Toshiba Qosimo F750 3D: Verdict

     
    Toshiba Qosimo F750 3D will be available in August with a starting price of £1300.

    Launch date: August Toshiba

    Tohsiba Qosmio F750 3D price: £1300

    Toshiba Qosimo video
     

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