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Acer Enters 3D Laptop Arena

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 8 comments

Acer has announced a 3D laptop using Nvidia's 3D VISION.

Acer Japan has announced its entry into the 3D laptop arena with the AS5745DG-A54E/L, a 15.6-inch high-cost performance model sporting Nvidia's tasty 3D VISION graphics.

Monday Akihabara News reported that the new Acer laptop will be powered by Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium x64 operating system. Other baseline features will include HDMI, Bluetooth and WiFi b/g/n connectivity, a 1.3MP webcam, 3D VISION glasses, an SD card slot and more.

Under the hood, the hardware engine lives up to the "performance" claims by combining an Intel Core i5-460M processor clocked at 2.53 GHz and Nvidia GeForce GT 425M graphics (with 3D VISION @ 120 Hz). The portable rig will also have 4 GB of RAM and a 640 GB HDD.

Unfortunately, little else is known about the laptop at this point. Acer's AS5745DG-A54E/L is slated to hit Japan starting December 3 for less than 100k yen (less than $1,200 USD). Currently there's no indication when the device will land Stateside.

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    shozzking , November 24, 2010 10:44 PM
    this has been out for ages, best buy canada has had it for a couple of weeks now
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    iam2thecrowe , November 24, 2010 11:42 PM
    is that graphics processor capable of running 3d at decent framerate??? i think not.
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    qu3becker , November 25, 2010 12:28 AM
    Welcome to the 3D bandwagon, sit thigh, it's gonna be a pricey and useless ride!
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    Parsian , November 25, 2010 12:41 AM
    During the winter Olympic Vancouver 2010 I visited acer's giant advert facility ... they were showing 3D laptops that used polarized screen not active ones ... i guess they have switched ...
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    Khimera2000 , November 25, 2010 1:13 AM
    ermmm... to be honest I dont see myself getting anything 3d for notebooks. its a fad for me.

    the first issue i have is the requirement for shutter glassess (or has that changed) I dont see myself draging a pair where ever I go.

    The second thing is IF I where to find a big screen the chances of it being a 3d compatible one are slim, and if it where to be 3d there probably would already be a 3d bluray player attached which is basicaly the only thing this notebook can do properly in 3d.

    the extra cost is not justified for me since i cant really think of a place where i would prefere to use it, or a place where i would have the hardware on hand if the urge came around.
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    razor512 , November 25, 2010 1:26 AM
    you can do 3d movies but not 3d games, the GPU can barely hold 30 FPS on the easier to run modern games, try having it render everything twice and see how fast it goes.
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    dEAne , November 25, 2010 1:36 AM
    I appreciate if we could have some review on this laptop.
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    infodan , November 25, 2010 7:26 AM
    Acer released the worlds first 3D notebook just over a year ago, making the title of this story a bit dated.