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3D gaming latops...are they hard on eyes?

by qqqq88 / August 5, 2010 12:49 AM PDT

I see some companies like Asus are now selling laptops that have the capability to play some video games in 3d. The concept is intriguing but I wonder about the possibility of eyestrain (or worse, eye damage). I haven't had a problem watching 3d movies but the longest I've watched 3d content for is Avatar and that's a short amount of time compared to gaming sessions.

Let me know your thoughts, esp. if you already one of those 3D Asus laptops

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Only a doctor
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2010 12:53 AM PDT

Seems to be able to convince folk about "damage." Let's leave that to doctors but if there was damage you would think the 50 years of TV use by how many hours a day would have the retirement homes full of blind folk.

Let's leave the damage discussion between doctors and patients.

The strain is usually temporary but just like you read, ask your doctor.

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by qqqq88 / August 7, 2010 9:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Only a doctor

Thanks for the reply. Anyone here been doing 3d gaming regularly? what do you think of it?

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The requirements for the new 3D are stiff.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2010 11:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

I'm seeing 240Hz displays and proprietary eyeglasses. The premium is there and so is the price. Nice technology but after testing it I didn't feel it was worth the coin. I'd rent such a thing but putting down 2 or more grand to play this was a bit much.

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