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Rumour: Acer Laptop With 3D Display Arriving October

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Rumour: Acer Laptop With 3D Display Arriving October

Acer is developing a laptop with a 3D display which it plans to release in October, according to Campbell Kan, vice president of the mobile computing business unit at Acer.

The laptop is being co-developed with Wistron, who have previously been rumoured to be producing a 3D notebook for HP. The Acer system features a 15.6in display and currently requires glasses to enable the 3D effect. However, Acer says it's working on a glasses-free 3D display, which would be much more tempting on a portable system.

The system will apparently come with software which will convert 2D films into 3D. How that will work, exactly, isn't specified. Whether the 3D system is use is proprietary, or simply a portable version of a third party 3D tech, such as nVidia 3D Vision, is unknown as yet.

Interestingly, the laptop will run Windows 7 - explaining the October launch frame - and no official announcements will be made before the OS launches. We'll be waiting a few months to see what Acer has up its sleeve to persuade consumers they want 3D in their laptop.

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Via DigiTimes.

Xiphias

June 10, 2009, 7:01 pm

Being an acer and being for films I suspect the display may just be standard and the 3d an entirely software solution.

Simon

June 10, 2009, 9:18 pm

Why can't that make this 3D tech all open API's rather than proprietary, which i am sure nVidia's is also.

Ryan131

June 11, 2009, 4:05 am

@Xiphias:


Acer do seem to be lowest-required-effort bodge-merchants (and this is coming from someone who works selling Acers!)

Xiphias

June 11, 2009, 5:42 am

@Simon: Because laptops are a crowded market, and anything a manufacturer has that can make their product stand out is going to be something they keep to themselves.

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