Acer simply hit us with a press launch for the upcoming Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Version. It is a new tackle the 2020 mannequin Predator Helios 300 we reviewed beforehand, solely with a bunch of next-gen upgrades. The primary change is the addition of Acer’s personal SpatialLabs know-how, which can imply customers may theoretically play their video games in 3D.
3D SpatialLabs know-how has been inside laptops for a superb yr already. Since mid-2021, individuals have been 3D modeling and watching movies on SpatialLabs laptops, however that is the second it involves gaming-centric machines.
The Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition will come not solely with a stereoscopic 3D panel, however with Intel’s twelfth Gen i9 12900H CPUs, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 cellular GPUs. Sadly, the Helios 300’s panel will high out at 60Hz, which is somewhat disappointing for a gaming machine.
Within the latest press convention stay stream outlining the system’s specs, the corporate even calls itself out for limiting it to 60Hz, explaining that “due to the facility that it requires to make this occur, it has to restrict its refresh charge.”
My important query is clearly… effectively, why trouble? Has the novelty of 3D video games not died down massively because the Nintendo 3Ds got here out? I suppose this was simply the subsequent step in Acer’s plot to innovate within the gaming house. And now that I give it some thought there are some video games I would like to check out with this tech.
Alongside the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Version, Acer is bringing the SpatialLabs TrueGame software. This new gaming platform lets your machine entry and course of the information of your favourite video games as you play them, in order that they are often rendered in 3D stereoscopic mode.
The actual hurdle, after all, will probably be what number of video games are supported in stereoscopic 3D. Acer claims there are “already greater than 50 supported triple-A titles on SpatialLabs TrueGame.” Within the grand scheme, that is not an excellent deal, however Acer says “you possibly can count on to see new titles being launched each month.”
So, we must always see that quantity rising steadily. However there’s all the time going to be a problem of worth—consider how costly a current-gen 4K laptop computer is at present, and picture what that can seem like with the price of 3D stereoscopics slapped onto it.
They will be coming to shops early This fall, for a hefty $3,400. Phew.