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3D PC gaming without glasses? Toshiba shows off upcoming 3D PC laptop

We have said it before and we will say it again; 3D PC gaming won't become popular until it can be done without having to wear goofy glasses to see the 3D effect. Our sister site Engadget got a chance to see PC laptop that's under development by Toshiba (under its Qosmio brand) that promises to deliver such an effect.

The laptop has two parallax 3D LCDs and also has a webcam that can, in theory, keep track of your eyeline when you move. However, Engadget reports that the technology is still "very rough around the edges" saying that while you can see the 3D effect when you look straight at the screen, "slightly tilting to the left or right threw off the effect and we were stuck watching some blurry contents." Toshiba plans to release a final version of its Qosmio 3D PC laptop before the end of 2011.

Toshiba launches gaming PC notebooks with three NVIDIA chips

When you absolutely, positively need to have more than anyone else of anything along comes Toshiba today with the announcement of their new Qosmio X305-Q708 and X305-Q706 gaming PC notebooks. Toshiba claims these notebooks are the first such products to have three Nvidia graphics chips inside.

The notebooks have two of Nvidia's GeForce 9800M notebook chips in an SLI set-up and they also have Nvidia's newly released GeForce 9400M intergrated graphics chips. That should allow games to run well on the notebooks with the 9400M chip running other less hardware intensive tasks. The new Qosmio notebooks are now on sale but they are also pricy; they start at $1,999.

New Toshiba PC gaming laptop to be announced at E3?

We have been wondering why in the wild, wild world of sports why Toshiba is going to be an exhibitor this year at the invite only E3 2008. Now we may have figured out at least part of that puzzle. According to the web site Toshiba plans to launch a new gaming oriented PC laptop on July 14, which just happens to be the first day of the expo.

As you can see, the web site has what they are calling "exclusive" pictures of the laptop, titled the Qosmio X305. According to the article the laptop will have up to 4 GB of RAM, an Intel 3Ghz dual core mobile processor, an Nvidia graphics chip with 1GB of memory, two hard drives with 200 GB each, a 17 inch monitor, two HDMI monitor ports and four speakers and a sub-woofer. There's no word yet on a price but we don't expect this puppy to be cheap.

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