3D is making a strong comeback thanks to Asus’ technological advancements
The return of 3D in 2023? At first it made us laugh. After using these new laptops for a few minutes, we have to admit: Asus’ glasses-free 3D technology is a truly amazing viewing experience. These laptops use a lenticular lens, high computing power and advanced eye tracking to create a 3D image.
Among Asus’ announcements at CES 2023, one announcement surprised us. Indeed, these are two laptops equipped with 3D OLED screens. They allow you to see 3D without wearing 3D glasses. If you thought we were back in 2009, you’d be wrong. We wanted to see if this return was worth it.
State-of-the-art technology that requires a lot of power
This feature allows you to view and interact with 3D content without wearing 3D glasses. Yes, it’s true that similar technologies have already been used in screens as diverse as the Nintendo 3DS, as well as the Sharp Aquos Phone or the LG Optimus 3D, but Asus is integrating this technology into OLED laptop screens for the first time. Along with the high refresh rate, two surveillance camerasA stylus with 3D recognition and the latest CPUs and GPUs for laptops, including 13th Gen Intel and Nvidia RTX 40, the Asus Spatial Vision is a powerful niche tool for creative professionals at home. Looking for new ways of working.
Asus’ Spatial Vision 3D technology debuts in two notebooks: the ProArt Studiobook 16 3D OLED (H7604) and the Vivobook Pro 16 3D OLED (K6604). Each of these laptops has it16-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 3200 × 2000 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The OLED panel is covered with an optical resin layer, a glass filter and a lenticular lens layer. The lenticular lens works with a pair of eye-tracking cameras to display real-time images for each eye that adapt to your physical movements.
Now that you know the theory, let’s get down to business. We tested these laptops with a variety of applications, from manipulating 3D objects to 3D videos. We understand better why it took 10 years for glasses-free 3D to come back, it requires a lot of technologies and a lot of computing power, including high definition displays, with low latency, high refresh rate.
Forget the 3D of yesteryear
We quickly forget the 3D experience of yesteryear. Here we completely reinvent this technology. The picture is sharp, the animations are fluid, it does not hurt the eyes even after 30 minutes of use. And above all, it adapts to your movements in real time. You can use your laptop freely without finding an optimal position and without concentrating.
It’s impossible to give you the experience remotely, and it’s a subtle exercise in telling you what it feels like. Glasses-free 3D technology is truly an amazing visual experience, allowing you to enjoy even more intense immersion. This technology has succeeded in creating the illusion of depth and relief without the need to wear special glasses.
The result is absolutely stunning and makes you feel even more connected to what you’re watching and driving. It’s a unique experience that brings a new dimension to content creation. If you pick up the stylus and you can move 3D objects a few centimeters away from your eyes. You feel like you can actually touch them.
Currently, suitable programs are rare. This technology will have to be delivered to 3D creators, but it could also be very useful in areas such as healthcare or the construction trade. Rather than selling tons and tons of these models, Asus’s hope is to root for the idea of bezel-less OLED working. And from what we’ve seen, it works very well.