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Acer Updates it’s 3D-capable Laptops with the New Aspire 5740D 3D

March 2nd, 2010 · 15 Comments · General 3D News


It seems that Acer is finally going to address one of the issues they had on their first Acer Aspire 3D-capable laptop – the 5738DG by releasing an updated 3D laptop. The new Acer Aspire 5740D 3D laptop comes with a set of updated hardware, including the most important thing – the video card as the first model was somewhat lacking in that area. Acer Aspire 5740D 3D will be available in different models equipped with Intel Core i3, i5 and even i7 processors and will use ATI’s Mobility Radeon HD 5650 GPU that is much better suited for stereoscopic 3D gaming than the previously used Mobility Radeon 4570. The screen will remain 15.6″ with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and LED backlight with overlayed passive polarization filter to enable the usage with passive polarized 3D glasses. The new laptop is also going to use DDD’s TriDef software solution to enable stereoscopic 3D support for for 3D games, 3D movies and 3D photos on the laptop. This means that as with the previous first generation laptops when you are using the display in 3D mode by wearing the polarized glasses you’ll be getting half of the horizontal resolution of the screen per eye. Something that may bring some issues with multimedia that uses a lot of small details like for example tiny texts that need to be easily read as with half the horizontal resolution on the 1366×768 screen this might become somewhat of a challenge for you. Anyway, it seems that Acer is moving on the right track with this upgraded model and maybe their next line of 3D-ready laptops will feature a 120Hz LCD screen and come with 3D Vision shutter glasses just like what Asus did with their G51J 3D gaming laptop.

For more information about the new Acer Aspire 5740D 3D-capable laptop…

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 marc // Mar 2, 2010 at 16:48

    Super laptop Aspire 5740D 3D

  • 2 MyAcer // Mar 2, 2010 at 16:53

    I purchased the 1st model & must say I wouldn´t buy it again – overpriced, full of crapware, slow & the 3D effect on non 3D movies is minimal, on top the laptops fan starts “howling” due to “processing demand”. Additionally I have seen a 20% price decline within 2 months – roi sucks!

    In summary while I find the 3D idea a worthwhile addition for the notebook world, 3D effects in reality are more than mediocre on that model – don´t buy it.

  • 3 marc // Mar 2, 2010 at 17:04

    and Whether the effects of s good? whether DDD is better than 3D Vision ?

  • 4 Bloody // Mar 2, 2010 at 17:11

    It is good for the price, of course there are better products available, but they are more expensive. The Asus with 3D Vision for example is more than twice the price of the first Acer – better hardware and technology comes at a price. And Acer did quite well in providing an affordable solution with 3D capabilities.

    As for the automatic 2D to 3D video conversion it is normal that yo don’t get great results, so don’t expect too much not only on this laptop with the TriDef, but with other solutions too. Go for 3D video content if you want good results… ;)

  • 5 marc // Mar 2, 2010 at 17:22

    but DDD is constantly developing and will be better

  • 6 Bloody // Mar 2, 2010 at 17:31

    Yes, but there are also certain limitations on what you can do in terms of processing in order to have everything working in real-time… and even if it could, the level of quality manual 2D to 3D conversion cannot be reached so easily ;)

  • 7 marc // Mar 2, 2010 at 17:43

    whether the laptop is pretty good compared to 3D VISION 3D?

  • 8 Bloody // Mar 2, 2010 at 18:28

    Not as good as 3D Vision, mostly because of the halved horizontal resolution when in Stereo 3D mode… but then again the passive polarized solution gives you a bit brighter picture compared to the shutter glasses.

  • 9 marc // Mar 2, 2010 at 20:27

    and which has advantages TriDef?

  • 10 MyAcer // Mar 2, 2010 at 22:13

    Yes, Bloody, there is always sth/so better. I was talking about reality as perceived by me – components have to work to satisfaction for the increased price. After several month of using ACER 5738DG I I feel it wasn´t worth the extra $$$ – I could have bought a similiar powerful nb for 200+ less (w/o 3D of course).

    Side-by-side video /pictures dont work anymore either -ABR still. I find a noisy cooling fan a pain in the u know what unless turn up volume to ghetto blaster status.

  • 11 Gyn // May 26, 2010 at 15:10

    is it better to buy or not then ?

  • 12 Bloody // May 26, 2010 at 15:25

    If you consider getting a 3D laptop than the new Aspire 5740D 3D is better choice than the previous 5738DG model, but you may as well check out the Asus G51J 3D or G51Jx 3D that use 3D Vision, but these are more expensive.

  • 13 Tom Graf // Adult4D // Aug 31, 2010 at 23:07

    not available anymore?

  • 14 Bloody // Aug 31, 2010 at 23:12

    Apparently Acer is following the footsteps of Asus and is going for 3D Vision support in their new 3D-capable products…

  • 15 megan // Sep 25, 2011 at 18:26

    i am trying to sell my latop . It is the laaptop of the picture above . does anyone want it anymore …. im selling it for £122 .nif u are intrested please call 447855692770

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