Toshiba will reportedly bring glasses-free 3D to notebooks

Posted by Mike Luttrell

After an unsuccessful run with 3D laptop computers that required users to wear special 3D glasses, Toshiba will launch a new line of 3D notebooks later this year.

But there will be something remarkably different about them.

Yes, the glasses-free 3D trend is growing, and as of the second of half of 2011, notebooks will be on that list alongside the Nintendo 3DS, 3D digital photo frames, 3D camera preview displays, smartphones, and tablets.

Glasses-free 3D technology has been around since the decade of the 2000s, but it has only been within the past year that it actually started making waves in consumer electronics.

For most, the Nintendo 3DS will be their first experience with a glasses-free 3D device, but that technology is already starting to become outdated. It requires users to look at the display head-on and from a specific distance, but those restrictions are quickly being lifted as new glasses-free 3D display vendors start to pop up.

Notebook computers with glasses-required 3D technology seem kind of pointless, but if it was just part of the display itself, it could make perfect sense.