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Fujitsu's FMV PC series of 3D desktops hits Japan this month


Of all of the 3D-capable desktops in the works, this is certainly one of them! First seen last month, Fujitsu's new Esprimo FMV FH550/3AM sports a 20-inch (1,600 x 900) display, a 3D webcam, Blu-ray drive, Intel Core i3-350M CPU (2.26GHz) CPU, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, five USB 2.0 ports, SD/Memory Stick slot, two digital TV tuners, Windows 7 Home Premium -- and of course, those 3D glasses. In addition to supporting 3D Blu-ray and video captured with the onboard webcam, this thing will convert your lame old two dimensional media into super awesome 3D (although no one claims that this will consistently work). As you know, Japan gets all the good stuff - and this time around things are no different! On sale in Fujitsu's home country on June 17. PR after the break.

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Fujitsu Launches World's First PC with Full 3D Experience

Three types of 3D functions available with summer 2010 PC models

Tokyo, June 9, 2010 - Fujitsu today announced the world's first(1) PC with three types of 3D functions-3D contents viewing, 3D conversion from 2D, and 3D contents creation-with the summer 2010 lineup of its desktop FMV PC series in Japan. Shipment for the Japanese market will begin June 17, 2010.

FH550/3AM: All-in-one entertainment desktop PC model with full 3D functionality

The FH550/3AM, an all-in-one PC featuring a 20" widescreen LCD, is the world's first model to be integrated with three types of 3D functions: 3D contents viewing, conversion from 2D to 3D, and 3D contents creation.

* View Blu-ray 3D™ contents
The FH550/3AM is compatible with next-generation Blu-ray 3D™ standard, enabling users to enjoy 3D Blu-ray contents at home. Furthermore, it is also possible for users to view 3D videos available on YouTube and other Internet sites(2).
* Convert 2D videos and watch them in 3D
Users can convert commercially available 2D DVD movies(3) in real time and watch them in 3D. In addition, 2D to 3D conversion is available for various PC games(4).
* Record 3D videos using a 3D web camera
Two built-in web cameras enable the recording of original 3D videos with sound, as well as taking 3D photographs. With this function, users can send 3D video letters, bringing to life messages, to friends and family afar.

The computer employs circular polarization technology for 3D video display, enabling a flicker-free, easy-to-see 3D viewing environment. In addition, the PC includes a variety of 3D contents and games, allowing users to enjoy the world of 3D immediately after purchasing.

Glossary and Notes

1 World's first:
The world's first 3D PC to have all of the following three functionalities: the ability to record 3D video using two built-in cameras, the ability to watch Blu-ray 3D™ movies, and the ability to convert commercially available 2D DVDs into 3D, as of June 8, 2010, based on research conducted by Fujitsu.
2 3D videos available on YouTube and other Internet sites:
3D videos must be compatible with the circular polarization technology employed in this product to be viewable. Fujitsu does not guarantee that all 3D videos on the Internet can be viewed in 3D.
3 Commercially available 2D DVD movies:
2D to 3D conversion is not available for Blu-ray Disc movies.
4 Various PC games:
Fujitsu does not guarantee that all 2D games can be converted to 3D.

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