Summary: The Acer Aspire 5738 3D is capable of delivering a passable 3D image, but, in most cases, this functionality is ineffective and gimmicky. Don't let that put you off, though, because -- gimmicks aside -- it's actually a very good machine
Cons: Graphics card is mediocre; 3D feature is mostly a gimmick.
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. Ok I'm bored of that pun too, so let's get down to seeing what is really on offer here, in the Acer Aspire 5738 DG model, with 3D capabilities.
Summary: Acer has beat other notebook makers to the punch with the first affordable 3D laptop. Not only is the Aspire 5738DG a well-rounded notebook that provides plenty of style and power, but it offers a next-generation feature for less than $800. Gamers may want to hold off until laptops arrive with Nvidia’s more robust (but more expensive) 3D Vision technology, but overall the 5738DG is a good first stab at 3D entertainment.
Pros: Attractive design, Fun 3D screen for movies and mainstream games, Above-average graphics performance, Loud and clear speakers,
Cons: Struggles with the most demanding games, Hard to find 3D-enabled apps, Below-average battery life, Limited tech support hours,
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 graphics muscle. If you want to save some chips, the $599 Gateway NV performs well, but foregoes Blu-ray and gaming capabilities—not to mention a touchscreen.
Pros: Attractive design, Good graphics performance, Easy touchscreen navigation, Loud and clear speakers,
Your laptop screen now has 3D: Acer's Aspire 5738DG laptop reviewed
4 July 2010
Summary: A lot of 3D movies have appeared on the big screen over the last year. Though some argue it's merely a gimmick, 3D is also now appearing on small screens - in this case, the Acer 5738DG 3D laptop.
Summary: The latest addition in Acer's Aspire series of laptops is the Acer Aspire 5738DG. Despite being a good multi-purpose laptop, in terms of hardware specs, its claim to fame is no doubt its 3D screen (and accompanying polaroid glasses) which makes it one of the first mainstream laptops to support 3D vision.
Summary: This is a 64bit Windows Notebook that does not cost the earth. The first commercial (rather than an upgrade) product I used was an expensive disappointment, this however should made the juices move, and for an added touch it has touchscreen technology.
Excerpt: Acer’s Aspire 5738PG is a touchscreen laptop with a difference. Unlike the previous machines we’ve seen with touch-sensitive displays, this isn’t a Tablet PC – so the screen doesn’t rotate at all. Instead, the multi-gesture touch panel is intended to be used alongside the regular interface, speeding up navigation.
Pros: A well-specced and powerful laptop, good keyboard, responsive screen
Cons: Poor screen hinges, glossy display is a poor choice, touchscreen doesn’t actually add that much to usability