Acer Introduces ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Laptops for 3D Creators
Acer has announced the ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition laptop, bringing eye-popping, glasses-free stereoscopic 3D to designers and developers.
The mobile workstation supports creators with Acer SpatialLabs, a suite of optical, display and sensory technologies with real-time rendering capabilities to deliver a glasses-free stereoscopic 3D experience.
It’s also backed by the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem, featuring NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPUs with exclusive driver technology that enhances creative apps for optimal levels of performance and reliability.
Simply put, the new ConceptD 7 is an ideal laptop for 3D modelling, and also an excellent laptop for developers.
“Acer is dedicated to breaking the barriers between people and technology,” Acer Inc Co-COO Jerry Kao said.
“SpatialLabs is a great example of how we try to let that goal guide everything we do.
“From product and architecture CAD to projects with 3D graphics, designers can finally see their 3D creations in 3D during the workflow to make better judgments, rather than having to wait till afterwards.
“Developers are also empowered with new ways to tell stories and bring their ideas to life.”
It takes a truly powerful device to render 3D models in real-time.
The ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition laptop has been equipped with up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 2 TBs of NVMe PCIe SSD storage.
All of this hardware powers a PANTONE®-validated UHD 4K display that boasts a wide range of colour technologies to cover 100% of the Adobe RGB colour gamut and reach a Delta E<2 colour accuracy rating, ensuring that what creators see on the stereoscopic 3D laptop’s screen is what they get.
Sitting above the screen is a set of stereo cameras that track eye positions and the movements of a user’s eyes and head in order to display images in stereoscopic 3D.
This is achieved by projecting two slightly different images through an optical lens that has been bonded to the display’s panel, each refracted to a different eye.
Real-time rendering technologies allow this process to take place immediately—if a user rotates their head, the stereoscopic 3D image will adjust as if the user was looking around it.
Furthermore, the computer comes equipped with a suite of AI technologies that perform tasks like stereo image generation, allowing users to turn standard 2D content into stereoscopic 3D content.
Right out of the box, SpatialLabs empowers designers with the ability to see their projects come to life in real time.
Support for all major 3D file formats lets creators convert their 3D models into stereoscopic 3D simply by importing them into the SpatialLabs Model Viewer, where they can also adjust lighting, textures, and HDRI backgrounds to find optimal presentation settings.
Additionally, SpatialLabs Model Viewer add-ons are currently available for eight 3D software suites, including Autodesk Fusion 360, Rhinoceros, and Zbrush, enabling models created within these applications to be exported to the SpatialLabs Model Viewer with a single click for review in stereoscopic 3D.
The laptop can also be used in tandem with an extended 2D screen, making it possible to create or edit content on a 2D monitor and then view any changes made in real-time in stereoscopic 3D on the SpatialLabs device.
This speeds up the process of discovering design issues and drastically improves workflow: Product designers can use the SpatialLabs Model Viewer to get an idea of what the item they are designing will look like before investing the time and resources necessary to print or tool it.
Managers and team members are also able to provide clearer feedback at each stage of a project and customers can visualise the design to ensure that it aligns with their expectations.
Furthermore, Acer’s proprietary solution SpatialLabs Go has been updated with AI technology that makes it possible to generate stereoscopic 3D content from most 2D content capable of being displayed in full-screen, such as photos, videos, simple games and even video conferences.
This device would be available for Australian consumers at the first half of next year, priced at $7,099 per unit.