NEC NEC LaVie S LS900/8E w/ 3D LCD Panel

NEC plans to launch on Jan 29, 2004 a new notebook PC
named "LaVie S LS900/8E" with a 15-inch LCD panel that
enables users to see images in three dimensions without using special glasses. NEC will become the world’s first PC manufacturer to put onto
the consumer-product market a notebook PC equipped with an LCD panel with a

3D display function. This new LCD panel was developed by
Sharp.
To take full advantage of the 3D display function, the new notebook PC will come
with two software programs from I-O Data Device Inc, named "DigiCame3D" and
"DigitalVideo3D." The two software programs convert images taken by digital
cameras and digital video cameras into 3D images. The PC will also come with
game software named "FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows." The software, which Square
Enix has developed exclusively for the new notebook PC, is compatible
with the 3D display function.

NEC NEC LaVie S LS900/8E w/ 3D LCD Panel

NEC Corp plans to launch on Jan 29, 2004 a new notebook PC
named "LaVie S LS900/8E" with a 15-inch liquid-crystal display (LCD) panel that
enables users to see images in three dimensions without using special glasses.

NEC will become the world’s first PC manufacturer to put onto
the consumer-product market a notebook PC equipped with an LCD panel with a
three-dimensional (3D) display function. This new LCD panel was developed by
Sharp Corp.

To take full advantage of the 3D display function, the new notebook PC will come
with two software programs from I-O Data Device Inc, named "DigiCame3D" and
"DigitalVideo3D." The two software programs convert images taken by digital
cameras and digital video cameras into 3D images. The PC will also come with
game software named "FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows." The software, which Square
Enix Co, Ltd has developed exclusively for the new notebook PC, is compatible
with the 3D display function.

In order to prevent the three dimensional display from having a negative impact
on users’ health, a national project aiming to draw up the guideline involving
the environment in which the display is used, contents to be watched on the
display and the hardware equipped with the display, was launched in October
2003. Some device manufacturers have a sense of crisis that, if something wrong
happens to the users’ health after they watch 3D images on the display, they can
be sued by the users. The guideline, however, has yet to be established. An
official of NEC’s corporate communication division said each manufacturer is
taking precautionary measures voluntarily.

NEC said it has confirmed the safety of the display by conducting subjective
assessment of its effect in cooperation with a team of researchers led by
Associate Professor Ken Ito of Tokyo University’s Graduate School of
Interdisciplinary Information Studies. NEC, however, has not revealed the
details of the assessment results.

The company said it has also taken other precautionary measures, including the
addition to the display’s operation manual of notes, such as "Take a rest for
10-15 minutes after using the display for 60 minutes" and "The elementary-school
pupils and pre-school children must use the display with their parents."