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.

Design and Features
The physical attributes of the notebook are really impressive, with a rugged matte finished interior and glossy exterior. the keyboard is roomy and features full sized shift, enter keys and also a full sized numpad. The mouse button is singular and wide, with a decent tactile reponse, but the keyboard buttons are even better. The finish overall of the model is quite nice, no real wobbly overhang in the screen tilt.

The screen itself is 15.6 inches, 1366 x 768 native res. Mainly it's TriDef enabled. We'll get to the Tridef software discussion in a bit. The connections available are USB 2.0 ports x 4, one HDMI out, and two headphone jacks. Connectivity includes the regular Bluetooth, 802.11n, and ethernet. There is a webcam and Flash card reader also. I would like to mention a bit more about the screen, as it's LED backlit, and comes with a brightness rating of 220 nit. The response time is a little slow at 8 ms.

Under the hood we have basic gear: a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 CPU, 4GB DDR2 667MHz RAM, 320GB 5400-rpm hard drive and a discrete graphics card which too is not really that advanced: ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4750 GPU. We doubt any hardcore games will be rendered in 3D. The OS installed is Windows 7 Home Premium, and most importantly TriDef software is pre installed.

This laptop uses the 3rd type of 3D to display, and that is via polarization. The first two being Anaglyphic (think tinted goggles) and shutter glasses (think Nvidia). With the screen and glasses (included), we receive 3D vision due to light rays of different polarizations falling on each eye. The software's job is to make your 2D stuff into 3D, and that's what this monitor's USP is: playing random photos, videos and games into 3D.

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