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Countdown to CES: zSpace Laptop Allows User Interaction with VR Content

CES 2019 Innovation Award honoree combines AR/VR with mobile PC, supporting new applications for education, vocational training, c-commerce, social media, gaming and more.

SUNNYVALE, CA -- zSpace, makers of innovative computing solutions designed to power the global delivery of spatial content, has announced the availability of its all-new CES 2019 Innovation Award-winning zSpace laptop PC. The zSpace laptop is the first portable Windows PC to break the screen barrier between users and VR content by creating a multi-dimensional environment that leaps out of the screen. Featuring patented 3D screen technology and lightweight glasses the zSpace laptop is an ideal solution for fostering creativity, collaboration and education by allowing users to interact with VR content in a more flexible and immersive environment that doesn't hinder spatial awareness or block peripheral vision. When not used for VR content, the laptop serves as a powerful traditional Windows 10 PC.

“The computing experience has mostly remained unchanged since the introduction of the mouse and touchscreen in the 1980s,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO, zSpace. “With zSpace technology we are totally reinventing the capabilities of personal computers by eliminating the barrier between our eyes and the content we interact with, allowing for complete immersion in games, and incredibly interactive apps for education, e-commerce, enterprise and more. Our zSpace laptop PC packs all of the awesome capabilities afforded by our award-winning desktop into a cost-effective and compact, take-anywhere form factor.”

Out of the box, the zSpace laptop comes equipped with a set of specially designed glasses that enable depth perception of virtual content, and a stylus boasting 6-degrees of freedom that allows users to pick up items on the screen and move them naturally in 3D space. Those two items, combined with the laptop's built-in tracking sensors allows the zSpace technology to track head and hand movements and dynamically correct the viewing perspective in full HD.

The zSpace laptop specifications include:

  • CPU: AMD APU A9-9420
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4 DRAM
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Network: Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1 M.2 2230 Type Card
  • Screen/Resolution: 15.6" Screen (1920x1080) Full HD and three-dimensional viewing capabilities when paired with circular polarized viewing glasses
  • Human-Machine Interface: Integrated 6-axis head tracking system. Hand-held air stylus with programmable buttons and haptic feedback
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Connectors:
  • USB 3.0 – 2 ports (support BC1.2 spec)
  • Audio input/output port
  • HDMI port
  • Kensington Lock Port
  • Stylus input port
  • USB-C (Support Power Delivery/USB3.0/USB2.0/Display Port)
  • Power Requirements: 20 V, 65 W power adapter included
  • Form Factor: Height: 1 1/5 – 11 1/5" Width: 15 3/8" Depth: 10 3/4 – 22 1/4"

“One of the things driving innovation at AMD is working with companies, like zSpace, who are creating novel solutions that need powerful compute and graphics capabilities that only AMD can provide,” noted Kevin Lensing, corporate vice president & general manager, Embedded Solutions, AMD. “With AMD's strong x86 processor and graphics technology and the ability combine them on a compact system on a chip design, zSpace was able to turn its unique laptop dreams into reality, creating a complete package, in a portable computing experience, that readily immerses users into virtual environments.”

zSpace has already made a huge impact on the education sector with its desktop solution by enabling experiential learning through student-centered activities that align to core and career and technology education (CTE) curricula. More than 1,000 school districts, technical centers, medical schools and universities rely on zSpace today. Millions of learners have experienced zSpace and academic studies have demonstrated an average performance improvement of 16 percent when utilizing zSpace education apps.

As a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree for the Virtual and Augmented Reality category, the zSpace Laptop will be on display in the Innovation Awards Showcase at the upcoming CES 2019.

The zSpace laptop is available today and can be purchased directly from zSpace, through convenience contracts and RFPs, or via numerous sales channel partners.

For more information about zSpace, this announcement, and its products and technologies, visit www.zSpace.com.

Source: zSpace

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