Asia Express - Computing
LG Electronics to Boost 3D Notebook PC Shipment by 30% in 2011; Launches Full 3D PC Lineup
July 23, 2010
Korean LG Electronic announced on July 19 that the company plans to beef up shipments of its 3D notebook PCs by 30% in 2011, with an aim to tap rising demand for 3D electronic gadgets, Reuters reported on July 19. With the growing availability of 3D content, LG is optimistic about the development of 3D products and on July 19 made a big 3D push by launching a full lineup of 3D products in Seoul, comprising notebook, desktop PCs, and monitors, along with 3D glasses, in a bid to enjoy benefits as the 3D market front-runner. Prices of LG notebook PCs are ranged between 1.6 million Won (US$1,330; US$1 = 1,203.4) and 1.9 million Won (US$1,579), approximately 20% more pricey than conventional 2D notebook PC products, while desktop PCs retail at 2.2 million Won (US$1,828), according to another report by Reuters. New 3D notebook PCs will account for 30% of the company's total notebook PC lineup in 2011 and will be launched in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa in the upcoming months.


In a bid to boost the adoption of 3D PCs, LG stated that the company will continue to collaborate with 3D content suppliers and launch two additional 3D notebook PCs at some point in 2010. Aside from LG, Asus, Lenovo, Sharp, Toshiba, and Samsung also are interested in the 3D arena and some of which such as Samsung Electronics also have 3D notebook PC products available in the market. Other than 3D notebook PCs, Samsung Electronics on July 19 also released two new 3D PDP (Plasma Display Panel) TVs in a bid to diversify its 3D product lineup.