Toshiba On A Roll With New Laptops All Around

11 March 2011

Toshiba is launching one innovative product after another in this current year. They announced the glasses-free 3D laptop in this year’s spring launch that was held in the UK. Technology aficionados were expecting this from Toshiba as the company has already got a breakthrough in the field of glasses-free 3D TV. The technical name for this innovation is auto-stereoscopic vision. With this technology in place you can bid adieu to your 3D glasses permanently, well almost. The laptop follows the movement of the eyes through the webcam. The webcam also employs infrared vision to locate objects in the dark. By using the webcam, the laptop tries to gauge the perfect angle for the parallax.

Since it constantly re-orients its parallax vision via the webcam it shows 3D content perfectly even if the position of the laptop is changed. Its innovators have ensured that the 3D vision works in a window of the everyday 2D laptop as well. An attempt was made earlier to configure a Toshiba Qosmio laptop so that it could display the 3D vision without any other visual aids. The perfect 3D vision was achieved though the image kept alternating between 2D and 3D, which was quite disturbing to the eye. It is only expected that Toshiba will be innovating further on this product to remove the problems that is currently there. The company claims that the glasses-free 3D laptop will be available later this year.

Toshiba has also announced the inclusion of the Portégé R380 laptop in its stable this year. The company declared that this was a start-of-the-art ultraportable laptop, unlike anything the world had seen before. The company has integrated a rather strong battery with the laptop to make it run longer unplugged. This is part of the company’s strategy to market the Portégé R380 laptop as the must-have for all business users — one the company’s top priority customer segment for its laptop division. It is expected that it will position itself as a very effective business gadget. The laptop derives its strength from a second generation Intel CPU (possibly Sandy Bridge). It sports an 8GB DDR RAM and the capacity of its Hard Disk is 640 GB. The connectivity components include HDMI-out, Bluetooth 3.0, WLAN (802.11b/g/n) and USB 3.0. This configuration is subject to change as per the requirements of the end-user but the base model will feature all these characteristics.

The Portégé R380 will come armed with a 13.3 inch screen, so as to be more portable. This screen is powered by TruBrite or non-reflective HD display along with the facility of LED backlighting. But the real beauty of the screen is not in its use of TruBrite technology or the LED backlight. The real clinching factor of the screen is its dimensions: 316mm X 227mm X 18.3 mm making it one of the thinnest laptop screens in the world. Though it is loaded with features, the special magnesium alloy (magnalium) chassis ensures that it is very light and durable. This also reduces the price of the laptop, though Toshiba has not disclosed it yet. The Portégé R380 will hit the market in the second quarter of 2011.


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