Acer unveiled a multitude of new products at its next@acer launch event on Wednesday, 18 May, giving us all a preview of what we can expect to see in the market this coming year. The company brought everything from laptops, desktops and displays.
Perhaps the most eye-catching reveals of the night were the new additions to the company's SpatialLabs lineup which bring stereoscopic 3D to PC games, media content and even user generated content.
Two displays were revealed at the event: the Acer SpatialLabs View for personal entertainment and Acer SpatialLabs View Pro for commercial audiences. Both of which are standalone 15.6-inch 4K displays that can be hooked up to a PC to access the SpatialLabs suite of experiences. And, as mentioned, the two devices feature glasses-free stereoscopic 3D technology, giving visual content extra depth and dimension.
Acer achieves stereoscopic 3D via a combination of hardware and proprietary software. The SpatialLabs devices leverage eye-tracking solutions, a stereoscopic 3D panels, real-time rendering and AI technologies, along with the latest shaders and drivers, to create the multi-dimensional effect.
And the Taiwan-based company is looking to take the experience a step further, introducing SpatialLabs TrueGame, a new application that brings stereoscopic 3D to gaming. This is reportedly possible thanks games being mostly made in three-dimensions, allowing the software to use already-available information to create the effect. There will be a dedicated pre-configured 3D profile available for each title among a selection of over 50 modern and classic titles at launch. Additional titles will then continuously be added moving forward.
Acer said the platform itself is user-friendly. You just have to launch the TrueGame platform and select the game you wish to play. The application will then do the rest, automatically launching the necessary game files on your system and activating the title’s associated TrueGame 3D profile.
"This is a totally new way of playing that offers immersion unlike anything players have experienced
before," touted the company. "Rooms appear more spacious, objects appear genuinely layered, and adventures become more exciting – all smooth, in real-time, and without the need for special glasses."
Meanwhile, when not used for gaming, the display could also function as a regular 4K monitor.
Additionally, you can use SpatialLabs Go to turn 2D content into stereoscopic 3D content. Thanks to the platform's AI software, photos can, for instance, pop off the screen. What's even cooler is that you can generate your own 3D content by using other devices, say, your phone to snap a photo or record video that you can later convert.
The creator-focused Acer SpatialLabs View Pro supports all major file formats out-of-the-box, including Datasmith. This means can use 3D design software such as Revit, Solidworks, and Cinema 4D by installing Datasmith export plugins. You can import your work into SpatialLabs Model Viewer and see every detail in a multi-dimensional space. Even better, colour accuracy won't be a problem, with the display covering 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut.
Along with the displays, Acer also launched new laptops and desktops that come with new high-performance hardware.
First of which are the updated ConceptD and ConceptD 5 Pro laptops, which feature 16-inch OLED panels with a 12th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia RTX A5500 GPU or Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. Meanwhile, the new ConceptD 500 models now ship with a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and either an Nvidia RTX A4000 or GeForce RTX 3070 GPU combined with up to 128 GB of DDR4 3200 Mhz of memory, and up to 4 TB of SSD storage and up to a 4 TB HDD. ConceptD 100 desktops have similarly been refreshed to feature 12th-Gen Intel i5 or i7 silicon paired with an Nvidia T400 or T1000 GPU.
Then, new Swift 3 OLED laptops were also launched. The latest members of the popular Swift and Spin series
now all come equipped with 12th-Gen Intel Core processors and Windows 11.
Acer also refreshed its TravelMate P4, TravelMate Spin P4 and TravelMate P2 Series business laptops, giving you the option between the latest 12th Gen IntelCore vPro or AMD Ryzen PRO processors. The new TravelMate P4, in particular, now comes in two screen sizes: 14 and 16 inches. Meanwhile, the TravelMate P2 notebooks are built with 12th Gen Intel Core vPro processors and ship in with 14- or 15.6-inch displays sizes.
The company's eco-conscious Vero family was additionally expanded. These include two new Vero-branded laptops, an all-in-one desktop, monitors, keyboard and mouse models, as well as a projector.
Lastly, Acer announced the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition, which brings the previously discussed stereoscopic 3D experience of the company into a gaming-focused Predator Helios laptop. It features up to a 12th-Gen Intel Core i9 processor with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. The Predator Triton 300 SE thin gaming laptop and the Predator XB273K LV and Acer Nitro XV272U RV gaming monitors were also announced.
Acer has yet to announce local prices and release dates for the newly revealed products.
Acer unveiled a multitude of new products at its next@acer launch event, including laptops, desktops, monitors and other peripherals.
The Taiwan-based company showcased its SpatialLabs lineup of displays, which bring glasses-free stereoscopic 3D to PC games and media content.
The proprietary technology leverages eye-tracking solutions, a stereoscopic 3D panels, real-time rendering and AI technologies, along with the latest shaders and drivers, to create the multi-dimensional effect.
It can be enjoyed on the the Acer SpatialLabs View and Acer SpatialLabs View Pro, two of the company's new displays which were unveiled at the event.