Taiwanese laptop manufacturer Acer has just announced their latest laptop / workstation named the ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition Laptop (CN715-73G).
This machine brings glasses free stereoscopic 3D visuals which are simply eye popping when viewing content.
Acer aims to support creators with this mobile workstation by providing them with a suite of optical, display and sensory technologies with real time rendering capabilities to deliver a glasses free 3D experience.
Acer’s concept workstation is backed by NVidia’s RTX 3080 GPUs to offer a package with exclusive NVidia Studio drivers tailored to enhancing creator centric applications and programs to be optimized for performance and reliability.
This laptop in a nutshell is designed for 3D modelling and rendering.
In order for this machine to accomplish all that Acer touts, the machine can be loaded with Intel’s 11th Gen Core i7 processor, NVidia’s RTX 3080 graphics card, 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 2TB NVMe PCIe SSD storage drive.
All these amazing hardware component work in tangent to power a PANTONE approved Ultra HD, 4K display. This display covers 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut and very highly color accurate with a rating of Delta E < 2.
What this means is that the colors displayed on the screen are intact the colors the true colors.
To make the content look 3D, there is a set of stereo cameras placed above the screen which tracks the movement of the user’s head and eyes to correctly orient and position the content however the user looks at screen.
This effect is achieved by projecting two slightly different images through an optical lens, placed inside the display panel which refracts accordingly to each eye.
This processing is done in real time and with the aid of AI, 2D content can be transformed into stereoscopic 3D content. Content includes anything from photos, videos, simple video games and even video conference calls.
This laptop comes with Acer’s SpatialLabs Viewer software. Users can use the tool to import files from major 3D file formats to it to be converted to stereoscopic 3D renders. Further editing can be made to the imported files using the software.
The software supports files from 8 3D software suits including Autodesk’s Fusion 360 program, Rhinoceros and Zbrush, with more to come soon later.
This laptop though built for creators is also made for developers. Acer showed off their SpatialLabs Developer Suite which provides developers access to tools to elevate their products to the next level.
The Developer Suite offers plug ins for the Unreal Engine as well as support for the Ultraleap Hand Tracking software and hardware. With this, users can interact with the device through hand gestures rather than using a pointing device or touching the display surface.
This technology would be best utilized in high traffic environments such as museums or galleries as the interactions with this sort of interface is much more intuitive and fast. Not to mention in today’s day and age, it is also much more sanitary.
The ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs™ Edition laptop will be available in North America in 2022 with a starting price of $1699.99.
Acer have added new models to their ConceptD 3 line of machines too including a 16 inch model, coded CN316-73G and a new 15 inch model with the code CC315-73G. Pro models for both machines also exist.