It all started with the seriously imaginative Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165 (seriously unimaginative naming going on there, by the way) about an year and a half ago. At the time, the stores didn’t even have 3-D television sets. If you are a little tired of having csceneblock. That Acer notebook computer was a phenomenal product for its time time. Overall, it was a pretty middle-of-the-line laptop: the Core2Duo processor, 4GB RAM, and ATI HD 4750 graphics card all positioned it as a solidly mid-range machine. It would be a completely unremarkable Acer notebook computer in every way if it wasn’t for the fact that it had something no one had ever heard of – a 3-D screen.
That kind of performance would have been adequate back then. No one else had the killer 3-D feature they had, and that seems to have been about enough. Cut to a year later, and there is competition closing in on every side on the Acer notebook computer that started it all. A simple 3-D screen with polarized glasses is no longer enough. Which is why for this year, we have the new Aspire AS5745DG. Keeping up with the way the state-of-the-art in notebooks has progressed in the past 12 months, the new 3-D Acer notebook comes with a robust Core i5 processor,Nvidia GeForce GT4210M graphics, and the party trick of this piece, the 15.6 inch 1366 by 768 LED 3-D screen that you view with active shutter glasses. And nearly as attractive too is the fact that it comes on the market at under $900.
The Acer Aspire 5738DG from last year really impressed buyers and critics alike with its fine 3-D rendition of native 3-D movies and its impressive ability to convert 2-D movies effectively. The way it dealt with 3-D games seemed nothing short of remarkable too. 3-D computing is much better accepted now and Acer doesn’t really need to build its devices to an aggressively low price anymore. This year’s model, the Aspire AS5745DG, takes the laptop’s 3-D credentials forward. To begin with, the 3-D is experienced through active shutter glasses of the kind you see on the latest 3-D televisions. The glasses keep in touch with the computer through an IR receiver.
The main reason Acer believes you will like one of its 3-D laptops is it believes you would like to dive into the world of 3-D gaming – as supported on its line by Nvidia’s 3D Vision technology. But Acer doesn’t want to limit the appeal of its 3-D laptop to gameheads alone of course. Part is the beauty of this Acer notebook computer is that it has a Blu-Ray drive that you can play 3-D movies on. Even more exciting though is the fact that if you pop in a 2-D movie, the 3-D engine will convert it to 3-D on the fly. This is a feature by the way that not even HP’s much more expensive Envy 17 3-D includes. It certainly speaks well for Acer’s knowledge of its audience.