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Looking Glass Pro is holographic display magic

The glasses-free 3D lightfield display PC can show virtual objects as if they're floating in space.

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The new Looking Glass Pro is a glasses-free 3D lightfield display that has a PC inside. The Pro (right), sitting next to last year's monitor-only displays (left and center), isn't much bigger.

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The thick transparent 15.6-inch display feels like a glass tank, but 3D things seem to float inside. Here, a 3D dental scan can be touched and zoomed in on via the touchscreen. A second 7-inch display (right) shows extra files to browse.

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The original Looking Glass, which launched last year, is eerily realistic at a distance. It works with hand gestures via a Leap Motion controller.

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A side view of the Looking Glass Pro display.

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The Pro can use its touchscreen, or Leap Motion, or a mouse. The PC has plenty of ports on the back to offer other options.

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The lightfield displays look even better in dim light.

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The $6,000 PC isn't cheap, but comes with software licenses for business/enterprise use.

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A look at the back on the prototype. An Intel NUC 8 VR NUC8i7HVK processor has HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports, USB-C and an SD card slot.

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