Acer is reportedly planning to launch a new notebook equipped with a 3D display by the end of October this year. According to a recent DigiTimes report, the system is being co-developed with Taiwanese ODM Wistron, and will apparently come with software that supports three dimensional videos or can otherwise convert those in 2D – how that will work, exactly, isn't specified.

This 15.6-inch notebook will come with Windows 7 preinstalled and currently requires those awkward-looking stereoscopic glasses to enable the 3D effect. However, Acer says it's working on a glasses-free 3D display. Apparently the company is hoping capitalize on a recent surge in movies and TV shows filmed in 3D, including animated movies such as Monsters vs. Aliens, and action flicks like Journey to the Center of the Earth.

It doesn’t sound like the notebook will take games to the next dimension just yet, though, so in general it seems they are targeting a very limited audience here. Similar products have failed in the past; we’ll just have to wait and see what Acer can offer this time around.