NEC Corp. plans to market a laptop computer next year that can display 3-D images without requiring special glasses, Nikkei English News reported. The company is seeking cooperation from computer game software companies to develop products to complement the new features, Nikkei said.
The new laptop will feature a special liquid crystal display panel that is placed on top of a conventional screen. Users will be able to view digital photos of play online games with the 3-D image display or use the standard panel for viewing Web sites, Nikkei said. Mercury3D, a software company in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, will also provide a program that converts standard 2-D images to 3-D on the new laptop, Nikkei said. Laptop computers with 3-D capability are expected to cost 20,000 yen ($170.43) to 30,000 yen more than conventional models, Nikkei said.
News source: Bloomberg