Fujitsu unveils 'world's first' glasses-free 3D PC

Jan 12, 2011
A model displays Fujitsu's new desktop computer "FMV FH99 Esprimo" which can show 3D images utilizing a special screen at the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Japanese IT services giant Fujitsu unveiled what it calls the world's first desktop computer with a display that enables users to see 3D images without needing special glasses.

Japanese IT services giant Fujitsu on Wednesday unveiled what it calls the world's first desktop computer with a display that enables users to see 3D images without needing special glasses.

The Esprimo FH99/CM desktop PC, included in Fujitsu's new line-up of the FMV computer series, has its liquid crystal display covered by a conversion panel enabling viewers to see on the screen.

The company plans to launch the 3D PC on February 25 in Japan, eyeing later overseas launches.

Fujitsu has already launched 3D desktop computers that require viewers to wear special glasses.

"Without having to wear glasses, you can enjoy watching 3D images with others," said engineer Toshiro Ohbitsu. "You can share the excitement with family."

The computer enables users to record and watch television and edit images.

Last month, Toshiba launched in Japan what it calls the world's first television that allows viewers to see 3D images without special glasses, amid intensifying competition in the market as the technology gains momentum.

Many in the industry say 3D television demand is being held back by consumers' resistance to wearing glasses.

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Snow_White
not rated yet Jan 12, 2011
Now that's a great News for all those 3D effect lovers like myself. Just waiting for reading some reviews on Testfreaks etc. now and get my hands on one of these TV's which brings VR effect right in my drawing room. Thanks Fujitsu.
CreepyD
5 / 5 (2) Jan 12, 2011
Clever. So you have to buy the whole PC to get the 3D monitor?
geokstr
3.7 / 5 (3) Jan 12, 2011
I want my holodeck.

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