When it comes to 3D on a notebook computer, NVIDIA’s 3D Vision has been getting a lot of attention. However, products using 3D Vision don’t exactly appeal to the general consumer who is more interested in watching movies than 3D gaming and higher performance. According to this Digitimes report, MSI is looking to change this by adopting Dynamic Digital Depth’s (try saying that 3 times fast) software which converts 2D images into 3D, and employs the use of polarized glasses.

Unlike active shutter glasses, polarized glasses are passive and inexpensive which would appeal to a broader audience. Polarized 3D technology works by restricting the angles at which images are received by the left and right eye, and can be commonly seen used in IMAX 3D movies.

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Arrows never looked more realistic than with polarized 3D!

For those of you interested at a lower cost 3D gaming solution, DDD’s TriDef has some game support (210 titles currently) although we have not tested this to see how well it works. Not much is known about MSI’s new 3D notebook, but it appears they will aim to price it under $1000 USD.

Previously, Lenovo has also announced that it will also be using DDD’s TriDef technology in its upcoming IdeaPad Y560D.

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