It was impossible to avoid 3D at CES this year and for the most part it underwhelmed us – especially glasses free 3D which rather than taking our breath away, left us with a headache.
So it is with some surprise that we hear Fujitsu in Japan has announced the world’s first glasses free 3D desktop PC. While eyewear-less 3D technology is obviously improving, we are not sure it is at a point where it is ready to go mainstream – even in TVs not to mind in viewing intensive PCs. Despite these reservations, Fujitsu has decided now is the time for the first all-in-one PC with glasses free technology. It will launch the Esprimo FH99/CM in its home territory on February 25. And how much will this piece of kit cost? Only $3,100.
The glasses free 3D comes via a 23in display which produces full HD pictures. While over $3,000 seems like a lot for a PC these days the specs on the Esprimo FH99/CM do look quite impressive. Inside it runs on an 2GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 4GB of memory and a whopping 2TB of HDD storage. It has an inbuilt Blu-ray drive (which obviously supports 3D Blu-ray playback), WiFi, gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports and runs Windows 7 Home Premium.
There is no word on whether we will ever see the Esprimo outside Japan and for that matter whether or not there would be a market for such a product. As we head into 2011 it is clear that 3D is still something both manufacturers as well as consumers are unsure as to where the future lies. Fujitsu obviously hope it lies in glasses-free PCs.