3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

Summary: First, there were 3DTVs. Next up: 3D PCs trickle out in 2010 and then ramp in 2011 and 2012, according to Jon Peddie Research.

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First, there were 3DTVs. Next up: 3D PCs trickle out in 2010 and then ramp in 2011 and 2012, according to Jon Peddie Research.

In a report on the Stereo 3D PC market, Jon Peddie research argues that 1 million 3D PCs will ship in 2010 and surge to 75 million units by 2014. Simply put, 3D will become a standard feature in your PC in four years.

Here's the breakdown of projections:

And here's the hedge from Jon Peddie Research:

Although most PCs will be S3D capable due to the GPUs that are in them, not all PCs will be S3D PCs because they need a special monitor, glasses, and appropriate content.

PC makers will push 3D PCs because they will carry higher price points. According to Jon Peddie Research, PC gaming will drive demand. After gaming, Blu-ray movies, streaming TV, photo editing, home video, streaming video and professional graphics will drive 3D PC usage.

The challenge today is that there isn't much use for 3D on a PC due to a lack of content and the fact you'll need to wear glasses (and get a new monitor). Jon Peddie Research argues that the content will come. Revenue related to 3D PC hardware and content will be a $34 billion market in 2014, according to the research firm.

Here's the money chart:

To get to those sums, Jon Peddie Research said its assumptions are based on "the expectation that good quality content will be produced." Meanwhile, hardware costs will fall as consumers see what 3D PCs can do. Be sure to check in 2014 to see how all of this turns out.

Source: Jon Peddie statement

Topic: Hardware

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  • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

    I don't see what the fuss is about.. 3d is fun in the cinema, but totally impractical in the home.
    Calson
    • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

      @Calson
      640K ought to be enough for anybody
      kdsusa@...
      • <a href="http://www.tran33m.com/vb/f82.html">iphone</a>

        @kdsusa@... Actually it's sectioned 2D giving an impression of some depth. It is NOTHING like our eyes normally see. That's why it is such a whizzer in the cinema (and boy are those polarised specs better than the shutter-buggery of 3DTV). It works best with cartoons, CGI and slasher movies. That says something about the actual effect capability. As novelties go it's a good one. But we all know what happens to novelty...
        frankts
      • <a href="http://www.tran33m.com/vb/f81.html">blackberry</a>

        @kdsusa@... As novelties go it's a good one. But we all know what happens to novelty...
        frankts
      • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

        describing them in a Microsoft Advertising blog post, as a way to ?transform traditional, linear TV advertising into an interactive experience by using the voice-and gesture-control of Kinect for Xbox 360.?
        raimu koyo asu
      • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

        It will have to continue to buy up smaller quantities of patents from failed startups
        Linux Love
      • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

        and similar kinds of sellers. Those entities typically don?t sell patents that read on a technology as
        Linux Love
      • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

        essential as LTE [Long-Term Evolution communications standard].?
        Linux Love
      • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

        I?ve asked Microsoft for more information as to why it decided to bid on the Nortel patents. Was it simply to keep them out of Google?s hands
        Linux Love
      • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

        If web browser usage trends continue, it will be only months before no major browser holds the majority of the market.
        Linux Love
      • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

        My CNET colleague Stephen Shankland helpfully points out this morning that Google?s Chrome
        Linux Love
      • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

        browser is making headway in the browser scrum, increasing from 12.5 percent in May 2011 to 13.1 percent in June, according to figures from NetMarketShare.
        Linux Love
      • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

        But market share is a zero-sum proposition, and that gain came at the expense of Microsoft?s Internet Explorer, which dropped from 54.3 percent to 53.7 percent ? almost the same amount.
        Linux Love
      • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

        @kdsusa@... Also, Microsoft has already committed to owning OS updates for WP7. They've adoped a completely new strategy since Windows Mobile. Handset makers and wireless carriers will no longer get to dictate which phones receive OS upgrades. Based on how well Microsoft treated Zune owners over the years.
        Arabalar
    • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

      @Calson <br><br>Go to the local <a href="http://www.trsohbet.com">sohbet</a> retailer (example: Best Buy) and try the <a href="http://www.trsohbet.com">chat</a> glasses on top of your prescription glasses. I bet you it won't work <a href="http://www.trsohbet.com/portal">portal</a>. <br><br>If the are uncomfortable alone, I imagine they are horrendously painful with prescription <a href="http://www.forumuz.net">forum</a> glasses underneath.
      cstrathmore
    • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

      @Calson <br><br>If your not a web developer, then don't watch videos about web development! Or just continue using Dreamweaver or Visual Studio and pretend you know what your doing <a href="http://blog.arabaoyunlarimiz.gen.tr/">oyun blogu</a>
      RahinBen
    • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

      @Calson That is really a big question. Google's servers are the heart of Google's business. And it has long been a FEATURE, a FEATURE, not a LOOPHOLE, that one could privately modify the GPL code they use to run their business. Of course web applications are obviously SaaS. But where does one draw the line between those applications and the servers that host them? For example, take an insurance company running open source on their back end servers. At some point they decide to put a customer facing front end on those servers so that customers can access their accounts over the Net. Does that suddenly make that whole kaboodle Saas? If so, I am not sure I am comfortable with AGPL. In fact, I am not sure I am comfortable with this concept anyway since it undercuts one of the few provisions that make GPL software highly attractive to businesses that are not engaged in reselling the software itself. It really compromises the spirit of the GPL in some ways.
      arabaoyunlari@...
  • 3D glasses in a theater is not the same as 3D-HDTV

    Go to the local retailer (example: Best Buy) and try the glasses on top of your prescription glasses. I bet you it won't work that well.

    If the are uncomfortable alone, I imagine they are horrendously painful with prescription glasses underneath.
    wackoae
  • RE: 3D PCs coming soon then a boom, says report

    @Tonhogg There are clip on 3D glasses that will solve your problem. They are certified and will work on theaters as well as with S3D PCs. Search Tech Republic for the article a few weeks back. Good luck!
    Mark Bryant
  • &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.orjinkrem.net&quot;&gt;orjin krem&lt;/a&gt;

    @Tonhogg kdsusa@... As novelties go it's a good one. But we all know what happens to novelty...
    gaberdiye