Toshiba to debut the Satellite P855 glasses-less 3D notebook
Laptops with glasses-free 3D panels are not exactly a new thing, but the autostereoscopic technology is usually limited to higher-end devices. The Japanese PC manufacturer Toshiba will obviously try to change that perception with the introduction of its first glasses-less 3D Satellite notebook, dubbed P855 which will be aimed at more mainstream users.
The maker has previously used the same eye-tracking system in their Qosmio F750 and Qosmio T851 models. Essentially, in order to be able to enjoy the 3D (lenticular) technology, you should stay still in front of the unit and let your eyes and brain adapt. Before you watch a 3D movie for example, there will be an initial calibration process, which would allow you to find the so-called sweet spot.
Toshiba says that the P855 will be powered by “latest Intel CPU” (possibly Ivy Bridge) and next-gen NVDIA GPU with dedicated VRAM. In addition, the portable PC will come with a DVD Burner or a Blu-ray optical drive that also supports 3D Blu-ray.
According to a Pocket-Lint report, users will further be provided with four USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI output, Toshiba Sleep-and-Music technology and Intel’s WiDi for streaming Full HD content on an external HDTV or HD monitor without the annoying wires.
The P855 will supposedly feature an aluminum chassis and built-in Harmon Kardon speakers. The company hasn’t disclosed pricing details but this laptop will probably be more expensive than the non-3D P850 model which has a £599 price-tag.