Acer 3-D Aspire Laptop, Complete with Glasses, Arrives
The Acer Aspire 5738DG notebook can turn 2-D content into 3-D. It features high-definition playback, Dolby surround sound and a 15.6-inch CineCrystal, LED-backlit display coated with a 3-D film. The 3-D glasses are included.Acer's newest notebook, the Aspire 5738DG, announced Oct. 21, comes with its own 3-D glasses. The entertainment-focused notebook features a TriDef 3-D solution that includes a 3-D screen, software and glasses for 3-D visuals, and it can additionally convert 2-D content into a "vivid 3-D experience," according to Acer.
"This holiday season, we are seeing 3-D content become more prevalent in popular films and games," Ray Sawall, senior manager of product marketing for Acer America's, said in a statement. "The new Acer Aspire 5738DG notebook enables consumers to enjoy exciting new 3-D entertainment on a mobile PC that can also replicate a 3-D experience from standard 2-D content."
The transition from viewing regular old documents, e-mail and other everyday items to the 3-D experience comes with just a mouse click and results from a combination of the notebook's 15.6-inch CineCrystal HD display and a 3-D film that's said to cling to the panel, pixel, by pixel, enabling the LCD technology to deliver 3-D images. The 3-D glasses filter 2-D to 3-D. Videos and photos can be viewed in 3-D via the TriDef Media Player, and a TriDef Ignition tool can convert 2-D games and applications with DirectX 9 to 3-D.
(Microsoft's DirectX at one time created vulnerabilities that hackers exploited. In July, however, Microsoft addressed the issues and offered fixes.)
Beneath all that entertainment goodness, the Aspire 5738DG-6165 3D notebook runs Windows 7 Home Premium and features a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6600, a Mobile Intel PM45 Express chipset, an ATI Mobility Radeon hard drive 4570 with up to 2304MB off HyperMemory, 4GB of DDR2 1,066MHz memory and a 320FB, 5,400RPM SATA hard drive.
There's a multi-in-1 digital media card reader, a Crystal Eye Webcam, a Dolby surround-sound system with two stereo speakers and a touchpad with multigesture that allow users to navigate with finger pinches, flicks and swirls.
There's 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, a 6-cell battery and 4 USB ports, and the notebook weighs 6.16 pounds and measures, at its thickest point, 1.5 by 15.1 by 9.9 inches.
It will be available for $779.99 immediately following Microsoft's Oct. 22 launch of Windows 7.
In the same month, Acer has also launched two additional laptops, each with exciting features and difficult-to-remember names. The Aspire One AOD250 is a dual-boot netbook with both Android and Microsoft Windows XP operating systems, and the Aspire 5738PG is a 15.6-inch notebook with Windows 7 and a touchscreen.