The race to build next year’s 3D, touchscreen, designer computers

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  • Monday, 23 Aug 2010

COMPUTER manufacturer MSI is taking the world’s first high performance multitouch 3D all-in-one PC from concept to consumer product.

The company is at the forefront of the race to develop desktop devices that adhere and supersede trends sweeping through the consumer electronics market.

3D, touchscreen and designer aesthetics are the “it words” in the electronics markets in 2010 and manufacturers are racing to produce PCs, laptops and mobile devices that can embody all three attributes.

MSI’s Wind Top AE2420 3D is leading the all-in-one PC pack, setting a trend that will be followed by computer manufacturers in the next two years.

The desktop computer comes equipped with its own set of 3D glasses and can be used to play games and watch Full HD (1080p) movies in 3D on the 24in display.

But already companies such as Sharp, Samsung, Nintendo, Intel and LG are close behind.

In 2009 Intel showed off a 3D touchscreen concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) while Sharp has said it will release a glasses-free 3D smartphone complete with a built-in 3D camera before 2011.

Nintendo has also developed a portable 3D gaming console, the Nintendo 3DS, a device that will start shipping in the middle of 2011.

Samsung gave journalists a first peek at the world’s first portable 3D Blu-ray player (BDC800) this month while Sony showed off a device that could display 360-degree autostereoscopic graphics at Siggraph in July.

MSI’s Wind Top AE2420 3D will be on show at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany September 3-8 alongside high tech concepts from hundreds of leading consumer electronics manufacturers. — Relaxnews

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