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Acer unveils a pair of portable 3D screens without glasses

Acer’s glasses-free 3D is finally available beyond a laptop. The company has released SpatialLabs View and SpatialLabs View Pro portable monitors that bring the most immersive screen technology to gamers and creators. Both 15.6-inch displays offer stereoscopic 3D for content that either has a profile (for over 50 games) or the right export plugin. The displays can convert 2D content to 3D, and they will still come in handy as 4K monitors with 400 nits brightness and 100% Adobe RGB color coverage.

The differences largely come down to adjustments for particular audiences. The Pro builds on the regular SpatialLabs view with both creative technology and “intelligent industrial design” to aid deployment in the field. You can even use a VESA wall mount when you want a more permanent presence than the built-in kickstand (featured on both models) can provide.

You’ll have to wait until summer for either model. Acer hasn’t set pricing yet, but these standalone monitors should be considerably more affordable than the company’s original $1,700 charge for its lowest-priced 3D laptop. It’s just a matter of whether or not you want a 3D monitor in the first place. Glasses-free visuals might add a nice touch to otherwise familiar experiences, but they’ll no doubt carry a premium over ‘plain’ 2D displays.

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