Acer SpatialLabs is a new technology that attempts to solve an old problem: rendering stereoscopic 3D without having to wear any kind of glasses.
The company plans to release three products based on Acer SpatialLabs: the View and ViewPro external monitors, and the updated Predator Helios 300 laptop. All three screens share the same size (15.6 inches) and 4K resolution, although activating Acer SpatialLabs’ 3D stereoscopic technology will reduce the maximum resolution to 1080p. This is likely due to performance considerations, as 3D stereo requires shooting two images to create the 3D effect. The built-in eye tracking technology should help focus the 3D stereo image for an enhanced effect.
Acer has created a so-called SpatialLabs TrueGame app that already supports over 50 games, with more being added weekly. There are some great games in the list below, most of which we have reviewed on Wccftech.
But it’s not just about games. With SpatialLabs, Acer also promises the ability to create and render 3D content. For example, SpatialLabs Go’It brings ordinary 2D digital content into a more immersive and inspiring 3D domain. Even ordinary experiences like viewing your photos or videos or making video calls are more impactful with 3D realism.This is achieved through an AI-based technology that converts 2D content into 3D stereo.
On the other hand, SpatialLabs Model Viewer is a Datasmith-enabled 3D content creation tool that features integration with Sketchfab for access to a huge library of 3D assets. There is also Ultraleap support, allowing users to perform hand gestures while working with tools such as Unreal Engine (for which there is already a plugin for SpatialLabs).
Both the View and View Pro outdoor monitors are very light (less than 1.5 kg, or 3.3 lbs), offering great portability. Its full specifications haven’t been released yet, but Acer has already confirmed full coverage of the Adobe sRGB color gamut and 400 nits of brightness.
If you plan to get any of the external monitors and connect them to a PC, be aware that Acer recommends an Intel Core i7 CPU and a GeForce RTX 2080 (desktop) / 3070Ti (laptop) GPU. More news, including pricing and release dates for Acer SpatialLabs products, will likely come within a couple of weeks of CES 2023. Until then, stay tuned.