Acer last week revealed its plans for a 3D laptop and this week, the company made the notebook official.
Specs-wise you're looking at a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 display with an integrated TriDef display, Intel's Core 2 Duo T6600, a Radeon HD 4570 with 2304MB of HyperMemory (512MB dedicated), 4GB of RAM and a 320GB HDD. Throw in a DVD player and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and it's not a bad machine for the $779.99.
That said, a lot of you were unhappy with the fact that you had to wear special, polarized glasses for Acer's laptop, which utilizes the company's 3D CineReal software and the TriDef suite. Unfortunately, it seems the 3D display is as gimmicky as you guys feared.
In a hands-on with the notebook, PC Magazine declared that, while the 3D display was 'not as bad as you think,' there were a few problems with it, such as constantly having to adjust the way you're sitting when looking at images.
However, PC Magazine goes on to say that 2D videos and DVDs lacked any 3D depth; and even 1080p files in WMV formats proved that the 3D HD experience wasn't at all compelling. The magazine concluded that, while the TriDef 3D hardware delivered a worthwhile 3D experience, it's best to judge the Acer AS5738DG as a budget desktop replacement first.
Check out the full hands on here.
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