Acer goes for mass market with 3-D laptop for gaming, movies; glasses still requiredBy AP
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Acer goes deep with 3-D laptop for gaming, movies
NEW YORK — With the launch of Windows 7 this week, PC makers are trying some new things, including laptops with touch screens. Acer Inc. is going further — introducing a laptop with a 3-D screen.ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW
The Acer Aspire has a 15.6-inch screen that — with the help of special glasses — appears to take on depth if used with the right games or movies.
A 3-D laptop that appeared six years ago cost $3,300, but Acer’s laptop costs just $780, not much more than a comparable standard laptop.
Finding 3-D movies to play on the laptop won’t be easy, because there’s no real consumer distribution system for the new 3-D movies. Games are another matter: Most will appear in 3-D, even though they’re designed for regular screens.
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