Summary: The 15.6-inch Acer Aspire 5745DG laptop offers an affordable way of getting into 3D gaming. A Blu-ray drive and faster graphics chip would be welcome though, helping you to take advantage of more 3D content.
Cons: No Blu-ray drive; 3D gaming sometimes overpowers the GPU.
Acer Aspire 5745: эксперименты с имиджем продолжаются
19 March 2013
Excerpt: Acer продолжает совершенствовать дизайн своих ноутбуков, что и понятно: для того, чтобы быть понятым покупателем, чтобы оставаться на гребне волны, недостаточно просто имеет оптимальное соотношение цена/качество. Нужно заинтересовывать потребителя, баловать, интриговать — в хорошем смысле.
Conclusion: There's no denying that NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology works, although those who already wear glasses or struggle to remember to charge their phone will likely find the necessary 3D eyewear a frustration. The question we're left asking is why Acer decided to cut corners on the optical drive, given you'd expect the company to want Aspire 5745DG owners to have access to as much 3D content as possible. With no Blu-ray option, that choice is seriously curtailed.
Excerpt: Packing in nVidia-powered graphics, Acer Aspire 5745DG has an nVidia GeForce 425M chip and up to 16GB of RAM squashed in. The 5745DG comes with a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 dual-core processor and has a 15.6-inch LED backlit full high-definition enabled screen.
Excerpt: This Aspire delivers solid performance and lets you play games in 3D using Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision technology. It's not the most advanced notebook of its kind, but it's a good choice for trying 3D without breaking the bank.
Pros: On-target performance for the price, Discrete graphics chip, 3D-capable screen, Good battery life
Cons: Narrow screen viewing angles, Too much bloatware, No native support for 2D-to-3D photo/video conversions, No Blu-ray drive
Summary: Overall, 3D notebooks are still a work in progress, and both the software and content have a ways to go before this technology will be more widely adopted. But considering most 3D notebooks that use 120-MHz displays and active shutter glasses cost well over $1,000, it's nice to see that Acer is aggressively pricing the 5745DG. Its understated--some may say bland--design won't scare off non-gamers, nor will its $999 price tag.
Pros: Integrated easy-to-use 3D technology, Inexpensive for a 3D notebook, Strong overall performance
Cons: Plain design, Mediocre audio, Limited viewing angles, No Blu-ray option
Summary: The Third Dimension. Next to the Asus G51J and the Asus G53JW, the Acer Aspire 5745DG is among the first notebooks with a 120 Hz display and Nvidia's 3D Vision technology. But can the GeForce GT 425M stand the test of demanding 3D-picture rendering? You'll find out in the following review.
Pros: Great Application Performance, Good Touchpad, Bright Display, Good Battery Life, Blu-Ray Drive, Large Hard Drive, 3D Picture Rendering
Cons: Modest Variety of Ports, Uncomfortable Port Arrangement, Low Contrast; Viewing Angles, High Heat Emission, CPU Throttling under Heavy Use
Acer Aspire AS5745PG-3882 Review: Touch Me, Touch Me, Touch Me
27 September 2010
Conclusion: In all we were surprised by how useful the touchscreen was in this package and while there is no intelligent switching for graphics we still remain impressed with the overall package. Given the overall build quality and decent keyboard it is worth checking out for users who want a touch screen on their notebook, so long as you don’t mind connecting to external speakers.
Pros: Sturdy, Good TouchScreen, Plenty of Power
Cons: Attracts fingerprints on lid and screen easily, TouchPortal software is touchy, User must switch between graphics, Really quiet speakers
Summary: Touch me. Touch is in, not only for tablets. The Aspire 5745PG is a 15 inch multimedia machine with the brand-new Nvidia GeForce GT 420M graphics (Optimus), which also accepts inputs over its display.
Pros: Good input devices, Touchscreen as a gimmick, Quiet and cool, Optimus for automatic graphics switching, The latest technology in a notebook - who wouldn't like that?
Cons: Glossy display with low brightness, No eSATA or USB 3.0 port, Interfaces in the front areas, A fast interface for data transfer.