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Sightful replaces laptop screen with 100-inch virtual display

by on19 May 2023

Spacetop shows VR tech is starting to get useful

Tel Aviv-based company, Sightful is releasing a $2,000 laptop replaces the traditional screen with augmented reality glasses featuring a 100-inch virtual display.

Spacetop was created by two former Magic Leap employees CEO Tamir Berliner and COO Tomer Kahan, who have raised $61 million in venture funding.

The devices are being manufactured by Wistron, a major contract manufacturer of laptops, while the required AR glasses come from Nreal. Those interested can sign up now, with the devices promised for shipping starting in July.

The company is selling 1,000 of the devices as part of an early access program, with hopes of using the feedback to inform a broader launch. The Spacetop runs a custom operating system, with its backers touting the ability to run Web-based applications such as Zoom, Google Workspace, and Figma.

It is unlikely that the first versions will be for power users or gamers, as these will be later down the line. Sightful says the glasses offer 1080p resolution per eye, which they promise is enough to offer sub-pixel viewing resolution.

In a pinch, the Spacetop can connect to a traditional monitor for some features, with more available later via software updates.


Last modified on 19 May 2023
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