Acer has shared a press release detailing one of its latest gaming laptops, the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition. One of the major marketing points of this iteration of Helios is its 3D capabilities; users can leverage the device’s SpatialLabs True Game application to enjoy a collection of select games in glasses-free, stereoscopic 3D via the laptop’s unique 15.6-inch UHD 2D panel with liquid crystal lenticular lens. Hardware options include 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPUs, 32 GB of DDR5-4800 memory, and PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs with RAID 0 storage. Acer’s Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition will be available in North America in early Q4 at a starting price of $3,399.99, while gamers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa can get their hands on one in September starting at 3,299 euros.
“We’re excited to add a new dimension to gaming with the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition, enabling industry-leading glasses-free stereoscopic 3D gaming,” said Jerry Kao, Co-COO, Acer Inc. “By integrating our SpatialLabs technology with our Predator gaming laptops, we hope to create a new category of immersive gaming experiences.”
SpatialLabs TrueGame is a new application that brings stereoscopic 3D to the world of gaming, letting players enjoy their favorite titles in their true glory. This is possible because games are mostly created with three dimensions in mind: developers include information about depth into each scene and object they build. SpatialLabs leverages this already-existing information in order to present the games in stereoscopic 3D. A dedicated pre-configured profile will be available for each game title among the 50+ modern and classic titles on launch in order to offer players a seamless experience with their favorite games, and profiles for additional titles will be added on a continuous basis moving forward.
The SpatialLabs experience is created through the combination of an eye-tracking solution, a stereoscopic 3D display and real-time rendering technologies. The display of the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition gaming laptop consists of a 15.6-inch UHD 2D panel with a liquid crystal lenticular lens optically bonded on top of it, together forming an innovative module that can be switched back and forth between 2D and stereoscopic 3D views.