Asus glasses-free 3D Spatial Viewing laptop
Debuting at the recent CES, apparently it is indeed a sight for sore eyes – thanks to ChromeUnboxed for flagging this, and you can see its team discussing their first-hand impressions of the Asus tech here in a podcast.
The Taiwanese company eulogises about the laptop thus:
“Its unstoppable 13th Gen Intel Core i9 HX processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics, vast amounts of memory and ultrafast storage will supercharge your content creation workflow and let your imagination do what it does best. The world’s first 16-inch 3.2K 120 Hz 3D OLED display with ASUS Spatial Vision technology provides you with an exceptional glasses-free 3D visual experience, and you’ll enjoy unrivaled precision control of your apps with the large, stylus-compatible haptic touchpad and intuitive ASUS Dial rotary control.”
As a laptop – or mobile workstation as Asus describes it – you can read its spec here. But it’s the 3D viewing I want to focus on, as it were…
As mentioned, the display is a (non-touch) 16.0-inch, 3D OLED display – 3.2K (3200 x 2000) OLED 16:10 aspect ratio, with a 0.2ms response time, a 120Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, with 1,000,000:1, 1.07 billion colors, with a screen-to-body ratio of 87%…
Using what it describes as an autostereoscopic display, eye-tracking (via two cameras) is also built-in. The tech incorporates proprietary optical and real-time rendering technology, says Asus, along with software tools (the OpenXR standard is supported for AR and VR, and there’s Nvidia Omniverse support for 3D group collaboration).
(Autostereoscopy, I learn from Wikipedia, involves “displaying stereoscopic images (adding binocular perception of 3D depth) without the use of special headgear”.)
And yes, you can switch between 2D and 3D display modes.
You can never really see another display on your display, of course, but here is the promo video (“All visual effects are for illustration purposes only”):
The laptop runs Windows 11 Pro.
Oh, the price? It will set you back £3.5K! The slightly lower spec Vivobook Pro 16X OLED, also featuring the display, costs £1.5K.
Am I getting too enthusiastic? Calm me down with your own more-knowledgeable thoughts by leaving a comment below.