Hands On with Acer`s 3D Laptop
by Cisco Cheng
The Acer Aspire AS5738DG is a budget desktop replacement laptop, and apparently the next trick up the company`s sleeve. Pre-installed with one of the first 3D widescreens, it comes with a pair of 3D glasses to match. While a number of the 3D effects were cool and the polarized screen didn`t interfere with day-to-day tasks, everything around the AS5738DG is still pretty ordinary. Nifty screen effects aside, it`s an excellent laptop, with a price that works in its favor.
Put on your 3D glasses
Perhaps the neatest gimmick this year, and a first on an inexpensive laptop such as the AS5738DG, is the built-in 3D hardware. It`s laid on top of a generic-looking 15.6-inch widescreen that houses 1,366-by-768 resolution display (this resolution is a must for optimal 3D viewing).
But put on a pair of stereoscopic 3D glasses – which, by the way, are included with your purchase – and your photos, games, and videos will supposedly jump out at you. DDD TriDef, the folks behind this 3D technology, provides the necessary hardware and software that turns your 2D images, videos, and games into 3D content. TriDef pre-loads some already-converted content in this laptop, delivering the reach-out-and-grab-stuff effects convincingly. For your own personal collection of media files, you`ll need TriDef`s included software tools.
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