Acer unveils laptops with curved screens
By Patricia Uyeh
The world’s first laptop to feature a curve screen, has been unveiled by Taiwanese company, Acer. The company says the innovation would make it more immersive to play video games on the device.The Predator notebook’s screen is much bigger than the norm – measuring 21in (53.3cm) – but it is it”s shape that made it possible for the company to claim a “world’s first”.
Before now, several TVs had already featured curved displays, but the feature has proved to be on a class of its own because it has both benefits and disadvantages over flat-panel technology.Curved screens are widely used in cinemas. It had first appeared in TVs about three years ago.
The company also revealed that it had acquired a pet technology start-up, at a press conference in Berlin. Several other consumer electronics brands involving Samsung, Lenovo, DJI, Sony and Huawei are prepared to unveil new kit of their own at the Ifa technology show coming up in the German capital this week.
Acer Europe’s John Miedema told the BBC: “The curvature of the screen matches the natural curve of the eyes and gives a wider field of view. This allows people to pick-up in-game details, like spotting enemies or looking in the rear view mirror in racing games, more easily to give a better, more immersive gaming experience.”
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