Benefits of 3D computers
3D capabilities have been a background discussion in the personal computer industry for some time, but it wasn't until recently that the technology really started taking off. In this regard, PCs have followed the trends of television and movies, with 3D becoming a more prevalent feature in recent years.
A 3D-enabled laptop or desktop computer may not be for everyone. A system used primarily for work, for example, would have little use for the technology, as few people need that level of excitement from their spreadsheets.
For those who rely on their computers more for entertainment, like gamers or movie buffs, 3D may be a welcomed addition. Hollywood is clearly shifting toward more 3D, and those who want to recreate the movie-watching experience may find the computer to be a more convenient option than a 3D TV.
Several games got the 3D treatment in 2011, including Uncharted 3, Killzone 3 and Crysis 2, among others. For gamers, 3D capabilities literally add a new dimension to the experience, and may be an opportunity to take gaming to the next level.
Traditional PCs aren't the only ones being outfitted with 3D technology. Though still relatively limited, 3D is also having an impact on tablet computers and smartphones. In the coming years, consumers should expect to see an influx of 3D-enabled mobile devices.