What’s the overused idea in technology right now? 3D. Every movie this summer has been a disgrace (with certain exceptions) and the makers believe that 3D will help enhance their movies. Although, truthfully, the movie is just as awful, if not worse in 3D. Along with the 3D movie rush came the horrible 3D TVs. However, aside from these 3D movies and TVs, another new addition to the 3D family has been announced. It is the Sony 3D laptop.
Sony’s new laptop is due in the spring of 2011 and will allow users to view 3D videos and games at a 1080p resolution. In Berlin, Sony revealed upcoming Vaio laptops that come equipped with their own 3D glasses and a button specifically for 3D. The laptop is one of a kind, in that it is able to display video at 240 frames per second to keep the 3D effect. An avid tech fan would question the graphics chip used, but Sony refused to disclose this information. Along with the presentation of these laptops Sony has mentioned that the PlayStation 3 is going to receive new firmware in the future. This firmware will make the PlayStation 3; yes you guessed it, 3D capable. A few games that will allow 3D game play are: Tumble, Mortal Kombat, Virtual Tennis 4, Killzone 3, The Fight, MLB baseball, and Super Stardust HD. The final new release that Sony is going to offer is a 3D TV channel. The channel is said to display history, children’s programs, science, and movies.
Personally, I believe that the 3D laptop will not be worth the investment. I am not a fan of 3D movies, and would advise only true 3D movie fans to buy this upcoming laptop. For some people, 3D movies are a great experience, and if you would like to be able to take the movies on the go while keeping the 3D effects then Sony’s laptop is the product for you. Although, when it comes to gaming it is a different story. It is an interesting feature for a laptop to have the ability to play games in 3D, but if you have a PlayStation 3 why not just buy the firmware and play 3D games on that? Aside from the mobility factor of laptops it doesn’t seem worth it. The PlayStation 3 is said to have the best graphics of any gaming platform, which includes computers and laptops. If you are a true gamer, then the best choice is to buy yourself a PlayStation 3. Sony is trying to jump into the sudden 3D technology movement, and it is a good decision because some people will buy and test out these new products. However, I would rather save money and stick to normal movies. The 3D movies in the theaters don’t seem to actually be coming towards your seat, but instead it feels like the movies image is just enhanced and may pop out a bit. In order to get me to buy these 3D products, companies must create a more intense 3D experience, where items are actually thrown at your seat. Similar to the 3D shows that are extremely popular in Disney World, such as Philhar Magic. I feel like that will keep the experience fun and entertaining for a much longer time.
What’s your take on 3D products? Tell us in the comments!
Source – Sony 3D Laptops