World’s First Glasses Free 3D Laptop

Toshiba announced the Qosmio F755 3D laptop on Tuesday, describing it as “the world’s first laptop capable of displaying glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time on one screen.”

The press release proudly featured the laptop specs in the body of the text, but other seemingly minute details — such as potential health risks of 3D viewing, in this case — were kept in the footnotes. One footnote stated:

“Due to the possible impact on vision development, viewers of 3D video images should be age 6 or above. Children and teenagers may be more susceptible to health issues associated with viewing in 3D and should be closely supervised to avoid prolonged viewing without rest. Some viewers may experience a seizure or blackout when exposed to certain flashing images or lights contained in certain 3D television pictures or video games. Anyone who has had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition, or has a family history of epilepsy, should contact a health care provider before using the 3D function.”

That disclaimer footnote then points to another more lengthy disclaimer on Toshiba’s website entitled, “3D Viewing: Important Safety Information,” in which another list of health risks continues. The first point on the list is especially poignant:

“If you or any viewer experiences the following symptoms or any other discomfort from viewing 3D video images, stop viewing and contact your health care provider: Convulsions, Eye or muscle twitching, Loss of awareness, Altered vision, Involuntary movements, Disorientation, Eye Strain, Nausea/Vomiting, Dizziness, Headaches, Fatigue.”

Priced at $1,700, the laptop will be available in mid-August. One can’t help but wonder if consumers will be paying attention to these small details relating to their health when deciding to purchase the latest in technological wonders.

It can be argued that these health risks apply for any type of 3D viewing — even so, should they be relegated to the footnotes?

What are your thoughts on how tech companies should disclaim health risks regarding use of their products? And is owning a 3D laptop worth risking your health? Let us know in the comments below.

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World’s Thinnest Laptop Launched in India

Dell has launched the XPS 15z laptop in India. While the XPS 15z sounds like a generic laptop name, this is also the “thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet”, and marks what will be Dell’s yearlong debut of thin and ultra-powerful products.

However, according to an Engadget review, the laptop is “it’s actually a few hairs thicker than a 15-inch MacBook Pro, wider, and at 5.54 pounds, it weighs practically the same.”

Designed for, well, everyone (Dell mentions “mobile warriors to students and small-business owners”, the XPS aims for a fully-loaded computing experience.

Onboard are 2nd-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, an optional 15.6-inch Full HD (1080p) display almost twice the HD resolution of most HD displays, NVIDIA graphics with 3DTV play capabilities2 , built-in WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0 and a backlit keyboard for superior entertainment and web-browsing experiences, along with 8 hours of battery life.

All this in a case less than an inch thick.

“The XPS 15z delivers uncompromising performance in our most beautifully designed laptop yet,” said Sam Burd, vice president of Dell’s Consumer and Small/Medium Business product group. “It delivers all the must-have features — from next-generation Intel Core i processors for incredible performance to optional full HD screens that are up to 50 percent brighter than standard displays – all in a stunning form factor that makes it the thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet.”

“The XPS 15z provides a glimpse into a series of visually stunning and powerful systems coming soon to our consumer and small-to-medium-business product portfolio,” said Steve Felice, president of Dell’s Consumer and Small/Medium Business group. “We’re committed to introducing next-generation products that help people pursue their personal and professional passions.”

PROCESSOR

The XPS is a veritable Transformer. Sharp exteriors that mention anything of NVIDIA discrete graphics with Optimus technology which automatically switches to power-saving integrated graphics when workload is reduced, saving battery life for when you really need it.

CONNECTIVITY

there’s the obvious built-in Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, along with an optional Intel Wireless Display** feature to stream videos and photos from your XPS 15z to an HDMI-equipped TV.

SPECIFICATION

Thin (0.97”/24.68mm) laptop PC with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium; aluminum and mag-alloy enclosure

2nd-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Dual Core processor choices

Standard HD or optional Full HD (1920×1080) WLED display

Fast NVIDIA graphics options4 :

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M with 1GB graphics memory

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M with 2GB graphics memory

Includes NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology; NVIDIA 3DTV Play technology

4GB up to 8GB DDR34 1333Mhz memory4 options

Fast 7200RPM hard disk storage, up to 750GB5

Built-in Slot load DVD +/- RW (reads & writes to CD/DVD)

Backlit, Chiclet-style keyboard with adjustable brightness

Optimized touchpad

Built-in Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 802.11 A/G/N and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity3

Intel Wireless Display-ready**

Up to 8 hours of battery life with 8-cell battery1

USB 3.0 (2), USB/eSATA with PowerShare, HDMI 1.4, Mini Display-Port, Gigabit Ethernet and audio connectors

Built-in 9-in-1 media card reader

Built-in 1.3MP HD Webcam with dual array digital microphones and stereo speakers

Dell Stage software for fast access to content like music, videos and photos

Dimensions: Height: 0.97” (24.68mm) / Width: 15.15” (384.85mm) / Depth 10.25” (260.37mm); Weight: starting at 5.54lbs (2.51 kg)6.