Stereoscopic shootout: Rounding up the latest 3D laptops
By Dan Ackerman
There has been much talk over the past two years about 3D televisions, 3D movies, and even handheld 3D game consoles. Less widely discussed is one of the easiest and most versatile ways to get into stereoscopic 3D: the 3D laptop. After seeing a handful of 3D systems in each of the previous few years, 2011 has become the year of the 3D laptop, with half a dozen crossing our desks so far this year.
Most of them follow a similar hardware path, pairing a set of active-shutter 3D glasses with a compatible 120Hz display and a supported video card from Nvidia, forming a stereoscopic ecosystem known as 3D Vision (a bit of Nvidia branding).
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