Acer Reveals First 3D Laptop

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the_krasno

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[citation][nom]maigo[/nom]3d monitors still suck[/citation]

At least wait to see how well it fares. Maybe this one will blow your mind, or at least get you to reconsider.
 

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Since when did we stop listing "3D glasses" as a huge negative. I don't think I'd want to sit on my laptop with 3D glasses on for more than maybe a video game or a movie and even then...
 

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If it requires glasses it's not true 3D. All it is, is a cheap way to fake 3D. True 3D involves tracking the position of the viewer's head with infrared. This type of stuff Acer and nVidia are pushing are gimmicky garbage that's been around technology wise for decades.
 
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Acer is not the first (may be first to release in US). IIRC, Either Toshiba or Sharp released this kind of laptop back in Japan 8 years ago. Major flops
 

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[citation][nom]maigo[/nom]3d monitors still suck[/citation]
Maybe at the moment. Don't forget this is a rather new product segment, the early versions are bound to be on the not-so-great side. In the future I bet the will drastically improve on the quality.
[citation][nom]FoShizzleDizzle[/nom]If it requires glasses it's not true 3D. All it is, is a cheap way to fake 3D. True 3D involves tracking the position of the viewer's head with infrared. This type of stuff Acer and nVidia are pushing are gimmicky garbage that's been around technology wise for decades.[/citation]
Although very true, it is not possible to allow more than one viewer with a head tracking system. I do expect that in a few years we will start to see head tracking for individual users. That probably won't be until after the current systems gather much greater popularity and companies see reason to develop products like that.
 

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too early to spend that much money on not quite developed technology. better to wait a year or two before they get it right. i'm not really sold to the idea of too realistic 3D games anyway. you're gonna shoot that darn alien immediately and not admire it. if the frame rates suck, the game sucks. 3D videos? the current ones look quite acceptable to me. HD videos do look a lot nicer but the file is too big and requires more cpu power to play.
 

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seems 3d is wheeled out every time someone can't think of something more useful to invest in (well this awful 'glasses' 3d fake rubbis hanyway)
 

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[citation][nom]El_Capitan[/nom]I don't know about anybody else, but I like 2D... if I wanted 3D, I'd stop playing on my computer and go outside.[/citation]
I'm pretty sure it's illegal to blow people apart with overpowered guns in real life. Besides, have you ever used them??? I had a set of shutter ones about 4 years back, and games like Doom III looked AWESOME!!!!
 

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need 3D games to be upconverted to 4D..

No seriusly having glasses on is wack, i use glasses normally what are they gonna doo make perscripsion 3d glasses...sorry for typo`S

Gotta make the tech without the glasse dudes...or else it will fail again.
 

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Odd that this is talking about applying some sort of silly 3D effect to 2D video files rather than some more "serious" application like AutoCAD. Do we really need to see silly kittens on YouTube in fake 3D?
 

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Why vendors are trying to enchanced the LCD with 3D capability while they are ignoring that MOST of the LCD is just 18 bit colors not true 24 bit?
 

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[citation][nom]sunflier[/nom]So when watching porn in 3D, "objects are bigger than they appear"?[/citation]

Lool...or faster than they appear...
or in my eye condition...blurrier than they are...but 3D
 

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[citation][nom]acecombat[/nom]I'm pretty sure it's illegal to blow people apart with overpowered guns in real life.[/citation]
Wait... what? That's illegal? BRB I got some things to bury...
 

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[citation][nom]acecombat[/nom]I'm pretty sure it's illegal to blow people apart with overpowered guns in real life.[/citation]
In the realm of weaponry, there is no overpowered. Only underpowered.
 
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