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Report: Dell, HP Working on 3D Gaming Laptops

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 26 comments

The hype about 3D gaming rages on as rumors about 3D offerings from both HP and Dell hit the web.

We're as excited as anyone else about 3D gaming so any little tidbit of news we come across makes us squeal like little girls (and only one of us is actually female). Digitimes today reports that HP and Dell are both working on a 3D gaming laptop. Yay!

While it's not much, the report details that Wistron has landed 3D notebooks orders from Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell. Digitimes goes on to cite a Chinese-language Commercial Times report that says Wistron is currently negotiating with Lenovo and Sony and adds that since Wistron's 3D notebook adopts a 3D system based on its own patents, the cost of the device is not much higher than that of traditional notebooks.

Who else is excited? Let us know what you think of 3D gaming in the comments below.

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    tsiberious , September 18, 2009 5:11 PM
    Oh boy, now I can take my laptop on road trips with 3d and get two kinds of motion sickness!
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    Greg_77 , September 18, 2009 6:14 PM
    "... Lenovo is currently negotiating with Lenovo ..."

    That will be some tough negotiation ;) 
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    zzz_b , September 18, 2009 5:41 PM
    "... Lenovo negatiating with Lenovo ..."

    Hmmm. Do I miss something here???
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  • 22 Hide
    tsiberious , September 18, 2009 5:11 PM
    Oh boy, now I can take my laptop on road trips with 3d and get two kinds of motion sickness!
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    Bolbi , September 18, 2009 5:13 PM
    I wouldn't pay more than an extra $50 for it. Flat-screen gaming is good enough for me right now. In the future, I can see this becoming more popular and having better uses than just more visually appealing games. Then I would more seriously consider it.
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    crom , September 18, 2009 5:14 PM
    Its a fad. It'll have a lack of support, and then you'll have shelled out the extra cash for something that is hardly supported. Kind of like buying a dedicated physics card.
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    raceway99 , September 18, 2009 5:21 PM
    sounds cool but pointless if the graphics card isn't good enough
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    zzz_b , September 18, 2009 5:41 PM
    "... Lenovo negatiating with Lenovo ..."

    Hmmm. Do I miss something here???
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    chaohsiangchen , September 18, 2009 6:08 PM
    Where is the external PCI-e bus that we are promised a few years ago?
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    Greg_77 , September 18, 2009 6:14 PM
    "... Lenovo is currently negotiating with Lenovo ..."

    That will be some tough negotiation ;) 
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    Anonymous , September 18, 2009 6:44 PM

    I'm not holding my breath. It'll probably be overpriced and not as powerful as it could/should be. I'll stick with my powerful and well-priced Gateway model.

    *Still waiting on some sort of industry adopted hardware standards for interchangeable and/or upgradeable video cards for laptops. :/ * This is way way way overdue, esp. with the general migration to laptops...
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    dark_lord69 , September 18, 2009 7:11 PM
    I never understood the whole laptop gaming market.
    Lets see... slower performance for more money...
    Unless your somewhat rich laptop gaming is not a option.
    Plus I like the idea that I can upgrade my video card to whatever I choose. (All the other components I can upgrade easily because I'm a technician.)
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    Shadow703793 , September 18, 2009 8:57 PM
    Three things are certain:

    1. You will pay a huge premium kind of like Apple Tax.

    2. Won't come close to a high end desktop.

    3. You can build a better desktop for about the same price as this laptop.
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    Shadow703793 , September 18, 2009 8:57 PM
    Quote:
    Lenovo is currently negotiating with Lenovo

    Proof read much?
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    Kl2amer , September 18, 2009 9:43 PM
    this whole 3d thing has gotten out of hand. Until its virtual and interactive it will have limited support.
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    dtm4trix , September 18, 2009 11:43 PM
    What would be better is to have some goggles where each eye would be rendered independently of each other puttin you in the game. I just don't see pay a huge price premium for something that kind of looks 3D coming off a laptop monitor. Laptop 3D gaming=waste of hard earned money.
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    tacoslave , September 19, 2009 3:01 AM
    im not interested in this whatsoever. now wheres my 3d porn?
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    False_Dmitry_II , September 19, 2009 3:03 AM
    Shadow703793Three things are certain:1. You will pay a huge premium kind of like Apple Tax.2. Won't come close to a high end desktop.3. You can build a better desktop for about the same price as this laptop.


    3. Is always true. It can be about LAN parties though, and when there's $600-900 gaming laptops it can easily be worth it.
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    climber , September 19, 2009 3:37 AM
    Don't get your hopes up on full HD for your laptop, I'd bet 1366 x 768 at best, I've noticed this trend in recent years releasing not just netbooks at low res but notebooks as well. Manufacturers will try and say it's HD 720P, yeah right. We all know that laptop GPU's are not comparable to desktop and workstation GPU's so I'd say that it may be 3D but really low res, probably 1280 x 800 at best for the rext couple GPU generations.
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    anamaniac , September 19, 2009 7:54 AM
    Give me a cheap screen, cheap ram/cpu etc. and just give me a 4890m!
    How fucking hard is it to just put a decent goddamn video card in a laptop that doesn't cost 2 grand?
    Why does putting a mobile 4870 or whatever somehow make the laptop twice the price?

    Stop fucking us over on mobile gaming... it's those kinda of assholes and idiots that help give the mindset that gaming is for desktops only...
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    Andraxxus , September 19, 2009 9:49 AM
    This will only make the laptop prices go up.
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    Anonymous , September 19, 2009 2:54 PM
    Anybody who remembers Star Wars and the scene with R2-D2 and the Holographic message from Princess Lei, "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi"........

    If they could come out with a laptop that had true 3-D technology such as Holographic projector, now that would truely make gaming more interesting. :) 
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    cruiseoveride , September 19, 2009 6:31 PM
    Lame
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