As part of it Current Raft of hardware updates, Acer is adding new concept D machines with new displays and various chassis options. But by the end of 2021, the most significant product is new ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition, Which packs a stereoscopic display. This is the first time such products are available for purchase The company teased the project earlier this year.
Back, Acer and SpatialLabs merged to place one of the next stereoscopic displays on older machines. The idea is to enable 3D artists to preview their work in a form closer to the finished article long before their composition reaches the long rendering pipeline. But while the initial idea was only available to developers who applied (and promised to share their work with Acer), it was a retail product.
ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition is packing an 11th generation Core i7, with options up to GeForce RTX 3080, 64GB RAM and 2TB SSD. And for those who need users, Delta E <2 is going to look at a Pantone-valid 4K display with color accuracy. Of course, this is a sideshow of eye-tracking cameras sitting on the upper bezel to match the 3D image with your eyes.
Acer added that, in addition to the software, it has updated system-based AI to enable users to view 3D content from any 2D image (or video) displayed on the screen. The company has also launched a new developer site so that users can download various plugins and tools (including a hand-tracking app and add-ons) to do everything.
Of course, it’s not just designers who can find the D7 (don’t let me type it again) is a useful proposition. The company says this is already an example of companies using it as a car configurator for showroom use, with architects using it to show home designs and researchers examining high-resolution images from satellites.
If you want one of these, remember that you have to wait until December (if you are in EMEA) or 2022 (if you are in the US). Plus, you know, it’s going to cost: the starting price on that side of the pond will be € 3,599 (about $ 4,158).
At the same time, the company is launching a new 16-inch Concept D3 model with a 16: 10-aspect ratio display and a 15.6-inch convertible version. Depending on your size preferences, these will also arrive in the US early next year, with a base price ranging from $ 1,700 to $ 2,000.
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