Acer Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition offers a native stereoscopic 3D experience sans glasses, more than 50 games already prepped for 3D
It's been a while since we've seen laptops with stereoscopic 3D screens. Acer demonstrated a proof-of-concept no-glasses required SpatialLabs 3D concept last year, and now it has become a reality. We recently saw the Acer ConceptD 7 launch with a SpatialLabs display. Now, the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs edition is the first gaming laptop in recent times to feature a stereoscopic 3D display that does not require wearing any special glasses.
The Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition features a 15.6-inch UHD IPS panel. That's in the regular 2D mode — switching to 3D via the SpatialLabs TrueGame app reduces the effective resolution to 1,920x2,160 since two images have to be processed at once.
SpatialLabs uses an eye-tracking mechanism, a 3D lenticular lens bonded onto a regular 2D panel, and real-time rendering, which combine to provide a glasses-free 3D experience. According to Acer, SpatialLabs TrueGame leverages the already existing 3D information in a game scene and creates a pre-configured profile for that game. The company claims that more than 50 popular modern and classic games are currently supported with more additions in the days to come.
3D novelty aside, the Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition has powerful guts too. Powering the device is an Intel Core i9-12900H and an Nvidia RTX 3080 Laptop GPU combination paired with 32 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM and up to a 2 TB SSD in RAID 0. The CPU is cooled by liquid metal, and Acer said that the new Helios 300 uses improved 5th gen AeroBlade 3D fans
Killer E2600 Ethernet and Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1675i enable wired and wireless networking, respectively. I/O is generously provided for including Thunderbolt 4.
The Acer Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition (PH315-55s) will be available in North America from early Q4 starting from US$3,399.99 and in EMEA from September starting from €3,299.
Acer Press Release