[IFA] Sony Prototypes full-HD 3D Notebook PC

Sep 2, 2010
Fumitada Takahashi, Nikkei Electronics
Sony prototyped a notebook PC that can display full-HD 3D images.
Sony prototyped a notebook PC that can display full-HD 3D images.
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By pressing the "3D button," 2D video contents can be converted to 3D contents.
By pressing the "3D button," 2D video contents can be converted to 3D contents.
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Sony Corp prototyped a notebook PC that can display full-HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) 3D images.

The company will exhibit the prototype at IFA2010, a trade show on consumer devices that will take place from Sept 3, 2010, in Berlin. It plans to commercialize the PC in the spring of 2011.

The LCD panel of the PC has a screen size of 16 inches and an LED backlight unit. It is based on the frame sequential method and can display full-HD 3D images at a frame rate of 240fps.

The PC can be used with LCD shutter glasses made for 3D LCD TVs. By pressing the "3D button" on the PC, 2D video contents are converted to 3D contents.

Fujitsu Ltd, Toshiba Corp, NEC Corp and other PC makers have already launched notebook PCs that can display 3D images for the summer selling season. Sony aims to compete with those companies with the image quality equivalent to those of 3D TVs.