Acer’s New Laptops has Intel RealSense 3D Scanning Cameras
In the past few years manufacturers have released new products that will bridge the gap between a 3D printer and computer. Besides Microsoft Kinect and HP’s Sprout, we haven’t seen any functionalities built-in hardware or software tools by any major manufacturers until this week. At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas, Acer revealed its new Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Notebook PC. The new notebook comes with an Intel RealSense camera that far exceeds any standard built-in laptop camera.
Acer’s new camera will come as a standard option in all their new laptops this year. The user can use the camera to scan an object in 3D, create a 3D object and send the file to a 3D printer for printing. Furthermore, the scanned object in the 3D model file can be used with a 3D CAD modeling program to manipulate the image before printing. The 3D modeling file can use 3D CAD programs such as Rhino, MODO, Z Brush or SolidWorks.
The new laptop will be filled and classified as a gaming laptop where the Intel RealSense camera can scan a player’s face, upload the 3D scanned images to the game, create an avatar, or use with other applications by game developers. The new technology will allow different games and applications to track the player’s facial expressions, head movement, and hand gestures.
The new Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro notebook comes with a 17.3-inch HD display, 4th Generation Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor, 16GB of memory, four built-in Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater surround sound speaker, and an Nvidia GeForece GTX 860M graphic card. Acer is marketing the new laptop for gaming, creating 3D scans, and other 3D content. However, the laptop is capable of functioning as a day-to-day use laptop for any occasion. Acer has indicated that the new three-dimensional laptop computer will offer users unlimited professional and consumer potential.
Acer Corporation is not a leading innovative company that is the first to produce new technology in the tech world. But, considering Intel has announced that they are planning to incorporate their new RealSense camera in other tech devices this year Acer decided to be the first to use this new technology. This year we will see other smart phones, tablets, and laptops that will be capable of scanning objects and producing them in high-resolution 3D images for printing anywhere and at any time.
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