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.
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
Excerpt: High definition may have been the buzzword of recent years, but the two letters that best define the 2010 multimedia experience are undoubtedly 3 and D. Having appeared to have peaked in the '80s, 3D technology is now back in the limelight and seemingly destined for mainstream domination.
Summary: The most accurate way to classify the 5745PG-3882 is as a mainstream multimedia notebook. As long as serious gaming isn’t on your do-list, the 5745PG-3882 will serve you well with media and nearly any application. This alone presents a great value at less than $900; factor in the multitouch screen and the 5745PG-3882 becomes a compelling option for non-gamers.
Pros: Great for movies and audio; strong multithreaded content-creation performance; multitouch display.
Conclusion: As an all-rounder multi-media laptop the Aspire 5745DG is a mixed bag. You can get a non-3D model with better features and specifications for less cash, but this is a good mid-range model for 3D playback.
Pros: 3D playback on mid-range specifications, quality display, good battery life, keyboard, well-designed.
Cons: 2D to 3D conversion not great, quality settings in games need to be scaled down for smooth 3D, fiddly navigation keys., It's the best on offer at present, but Nvidia's technology might only be a stop-gap until we have a glassesless 3D entertainment world.
Summary: This is exactly what a modern notebook should be, well specified and easy to use. The latter is handled by it having a full suite of touch modules built it so things that used to need the mouse can now be completed using your fingers.