LG reveals new All-in-One PC with Film-type Patterned Retarder display
By Paul Ridden
May 31, 2011
LG has announced its first All-in-One desktop computer at Computex 2011 in Taipei, which will allow users to view 3D content using lightweight polarized glasses instead of the heavy shutter-type variety. The highest spec version of the 23-inch, multi-touch LG V300 will come with Intel's second generation Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics, a Blu-ray optical drive, and a 750GB HDD. Hi-Speed and SuperSpeed USB also feature, along with HDMI 1.4. There's a choice of Bluetooth 3.0 or 2.1 with EDR, and the space-saving device is also DNLA-compliant.
The same Film-type Patterned Retarder display technology that's found in the company's CINEMA 3D TVs allows a user to view 3D content using one of the two pairs of included passive 3D glasses. LG says that those who are unable to directly face the 23-inch, 3D, full 1080p high definition LED monitor needn't worry about being forced to view poorly rendered colors and images, thanks to the 178 degree viewing angle provided by the In Plane Switch (IPS) screen technology.
The 22.11 x 13.62 x 1.75-inch (561.75 x 346.2 x 44.65 mm) LG V300 All-in-One desktop PC uses three individual camera sensors for an accurate and lag-free multi-touch experience, and is powered by a single cable to help cut down on unnecessary clutter and tangle. There's a 720p HD webcam with stereo microphones for videoconferencing and webchat over a Gigabit LAN or 802.11b/g/n wireless internet connection, and DNLA-compliance allows for wireless data sharing between compatible devices.
Developed in partnership with Intel, the new All-in-One will also come in versions sporting Core i3 or i5 processors, Intel HD 3000 graphics, a DVD Super-Multi burner and either SRS Sound Solutions high definition audio or SRS Wide 3D sound.
Whatever flavor is chosen, the V300 will run on either Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium (both 64-bit) and will come with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a 5-in-1 media card reader and a wireless keyboard and mouse.
The LG V300 is set for a July release in Korea, with Europe, the Middle East and Asia following soon after. No pricing is available at the time of writing, nor has LG confirmed whether the system will head Stateside.