first 3D LCD Notebook is out

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  1. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    "It's not every day—or every year, for that matter—that a new screen technology appears. So the debut of the Sharp Actius RD3D notebook ($3,299 direct) is news. It's the first U.S. product to use the company's proprietary 3-D LCD technology, which displays realistic-looking three-dimensional images without the need for special glasses. Best of all, the technology has no effect on the quality of 2-D text and graphic images.

    To render 3-D images, the system uses two 15-inch LCD panels that sandwich a parallax barrier (parallax refers to the difference between what your left and right eyes see, which the brain interprets as 3-D). The front panel is a standard Sharp 15-inch XGA (1,024-by-768) color display. In 2-D mode, only this panel is active. "


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  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    that's pretty cool. But for now, the price is way too high and that front screen needs better resolution... but it's a first step and this technology will only get better and cheaper.
     
  3. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    I always thought that looking at a 'fake-3D' monitor for long periods of time would make you dizzy. Of course, I've never seen this in action, so it might be the coolest thing ever. Only time will tell.

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  4. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    certainly a great 'toy' for anybody who needs to present/sell 3D objects (architects, designers...). And gaming if it is supported, guess you still need some funky drivers to make that work, though.
    I wonder about the dizziness, too. And how it looks in a mixed 2D/3D environment, for example working in a 3D application.
     
  5. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Can't wait for software to catch up with this technology... so I can export from maya to take advantage of this.. using percieved depth in applications and webpages... imagine, MacRumors in 3d..
     
  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    It already is...here
     
  7. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    ...hehe, now if only I could combine those two images I am seeing into one stereoscopic view...use the force Luke...hic...:D
     
  8. teabgs thread starter macrumors 68030

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    which page?
     
  9. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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  10. tdewey macrumors regular

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    Real 3d

    I've been underwhelmed with this type of 3d tech ever since I stumbled across this:

    http://www.actuality-systems.com

    Actual holographic 3d rendering a la Star Wars.
    PC and Linux interface but no MacOS interface :(
     

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