Conclusion: Acer's approach to the 3D notebook made a good impression on us. It was able to render DVDs and photographs with an attractive new perception of depth . The better the quality of the starting material, the easier it was for the TriDef software to create a stereoscopic image from it.
Pros: 3D effect for films, Robust casing, Cool surfaces, Good touchpad and solid keyboard, A 3D effect that is as good as promised - as long as you're not a gamer.
Cons: Poor graphical performance, 3D effect strongly dependent on viewing angle, No eSATA or Firewire, Poor sound quality
Review of Acer Aspire AS5738PG-6306 Touch Screen Notebook
25 March 2010
Conclusion: The Acer Aspire 5738PG is now my favorite notebook, it’s powerful and it’s just a lot of fun to use. The touch screen truly adds a lot of value to it, making it fun and easy to use even for the novice user. If my 4 yr old can get the hang of it in a few minutes then anyone out there can I’m sure.
Pros: Very well made, Very good performance, Excellent sound, Decent price, The touch screen just makes things easier and fun
Cons: Short battery life, Lid lock can be difficult, Junk included, lots that load on startup, Bluetooth button with no Bluetooth!
Excerpt: You know what? Go ahead and forget the whole “3-D” part of this notebook. Yes, it comes with polarizing lenses (and a clip-on attachment for you bespectacled Poindexters out there), and yes, it can display 3-D content.
Pros: Super-cheap, with overall impressive specs for its price level. Outstanding performance, even as a gaming rig.
Cons: 3-D technology, as implemented here, is years away from prime time. Bafflingly stupid design choices. Dim screen backlighting. Heavy.
Summary: The $799 Acer Aspire 5738PG is a well-rounded notebook that provides plenty of style and power, as well as touch capabilities at a wallet-friendly price. For $80 more you can purchase the Sony VAIO NW, which includes a Blu-ray drive and nearly half an hour more of additional battery life, but less...
Excerpt: This year is the year of 3D. It will be featured in every product, including laptops. This new laptop by Acer is no ordinary model, the simple addition of a letter “D” in the model name has added another dimension to the viewing.
Excerpt: Acer's smart-looking Aspire 5738Z is more attractive than many budget laptops, with a metallic blue lid, shiny black screen bezel and pitted gunmetal grey plastic around the keyboard. Although it's a standard 15.6in widescreen display, the laptop's design makes it look bigger.