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Sharp Introduces Laptops With 3-D

September 12, 2003|From Associated Press

Users won't need special glasses to view the three-dimensional images that pop up from Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp.'s new laptop.

The Mebius PC-RD3D, billed by Sharp as the world's first 3-D laptop, goes on sale Oct. 27 in Japan and is planned for release later this year in the United States.

The new laptop is mostly targeted for people who design three-dimensional software, but Sharp also is planning a model for average consumers, a company spokeswoman said.

Tokyo-based Sharp has been selling cell phones with 3-D displays for NTT DoCoMo, Japan's top mobile carrier, since November.

The computer display produces 3-D images by sending a slightly different image to the right eye and the left eye at once by bending them in different angles, Sharp said.

The $3,000 laptop switches back and forth between its 3-D feature and a regular display by a push of a button.

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