Glasses free 3D

Coming right out of the screen: LG's glasses free 3D monitor

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We've seen a couple of announcements about glasses free 3D laptops from ASUS and Toshiba, but LG has gone one better and produced a lenticular display for the desktop.

The D2000 is a 20inch screen with uses a similar technology to Toshiba's Qosmio F750 3D. There's a built in web came which tracks the position of your eyes, and adjusts the stereoscopic screen filter to the best position for a clear image. The result should be better than wearing passive 3D glasses, with less blurring around the edge of objects, but possibly not as good as using an active shutter system.

There is one massive downside. The D2000 will be launching in Korea with a price equivalent to $1,200, or £750. That's a lot of money for only one extra dimension - you can almost buy a TARDIS for that.


Hands on with Toshiba's glasses free 3D laptop

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Toshiba has just launched its first glasses free 3D laptop, the Qosmio F750 3D. It's a 15.6 inch screen machine which uses a lenticular lens system to divide up the vertical pixel columns, not unlike the Nintendo 3DS. Basically, two images are displayed on screen at the same time, divided between alternating columns, and tiny lenses angle left eye images in the direction of the left eye and right to the right.


ASUS demos glasses-free 3D gaming laptop

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To 3D or not 3D, that is most definitely the question which we're finding ourselves asked every time we wander in to a shop to buy a new monitor or laptop. If your objection to stereoscopic gaming is having to wear sunglasses indoors, ASUS has a potential answer in the shape of the Republic of Gamers G53SX laptop that's being shown off at Computex right now. It's the world's first glasses-free 3D laptop.

If it helps, you can think of it as a giant Nintendo 3DS for playing WoW on.