HP enters the third dimension with the HP TouchSmart 3D Edition PC and 2311gt 3D LCD monitor


HP’s looking to jump into the 3D party by announcing their TouchSmart 3D Edition PC and the 2311gt 3D LCD monitor today. Albert Mateo, Country General Manager, Personal Systems Group, HP Philippines says that “We’re enhancing the different aspects of the 3D experience, from introducing the new entertainment experience on the TouchSmart 3D Edition PC to display technologies for presenting 3D content. HP’s latest 3D technologies are designed to make the interaction between people and technology more intuitive and rewarding.”

The TouchSmart 3D Edition PC leverages on HP’s previous TouchSmart technologies while adding 3D to the mix via active shutter glasses. The TouchSmart 3D will come with a 23-inch, 3D capable screen and two HP exclusive technologies: LinkUp and Beats Audio. Additionally, the TouchSmart 3D will also come with a new generation of HP’s TouchSmart 5.0 interface that allows users to customize their user experience by multiplying the workspace with a scrolling desktop that expands horizontally, and dragging and dropping their favourite files and apps onto the desktop’s carousel. Unfortunately, we haven’t gotten word on what processor this thing will use or other useful specs, though the company did say that we’ll find out more about it earlier next year.

The 2311gt 3D LCD monitor meanwhile, gives home users a chance to experience 3D while maintaining an slim profile. The 23-inch diagonal LED backlit display features Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, which offers a display with improved brightness and a flicker-free 3D picture. Users will be get two pairs of passive 3D glasses with every purchase to allow them to jump in the third dimension right away.