If you are thinking of purchasing a 3D capable laptop for your multimedia purposes, then you may look for the Acer Aspire 5745DG. This laptop from Acer has 3D capabilities and has an LCD panel of 120 Hz. The laptop comes along with a pair of active 3D shutter glasses made by NVIDIA. The Aspire 5745DG depends on graphic solution of 425M which is known as NVIDIA GeForce. This is a highly decent graphics processing unit for your multimedia purposes and perfect for less demanding games. However it is not enough powerful for providing you with an excellent experience while playing the more demanding and newer games in the stereo 3D format.
In the terms of configuration, this device has certain variations. One variation of this laptop has some different specifications. On Amazon this laptop is priced at $999 which makes it not so much expensive as other 3D capable laptops. The laptop does not have complete high definition display but it is ready for high definition. This is however not a downside as the graphics process unit is not too much powerful for playing games in the mode of stereo 3D. The specifications of this laptop are also quite fine for medium level device which also has 3D functionality. Games can be played on this laptop in different ways in 2D format and 3D stereo format. Different frame rates are achieved in the two different modes. In both the modes the games run on a resolution of 1366x768. However in case of most games the performance was not so great in the mode of 3D stereo. According to experts the Acer Aspire 5745DG is not perfect for the gamers. However it is good for other 3D multimedia purposes like photos, videos and movies. If you want to play your favorite games on it then it is better to play in the 2D format.
Specifications of the Acer Aspire 5745DG
• Display: The high definition LCD screen is 15.6 inches wide and has a resolution of 1366 x 768.
• Central Processing Unit: 2.5 GHz Intel dual core processor
• RAM: 4GB DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz)
• 1GB Graphics processing unit known as GeForce by NVIDIA.
• The laptop has a 750 GB SATA hard disk drive.
• It has a Blu-ray optical disc drive.
• The laptop runs on genuine Windows 7- Home Premium operating system.
• The device has a nine cell battery.
• Other features of the Acer Aspire 5745DG include four 2.0 USB ports, HDMI, flash card reader, 1.3 Megapixel Webcam, VGA and active 3D shutter glasses.
For the conventional crosstalk test for black and white, the results are OK in case of black. However things are not perfect for the white part. This happens because of the glossy screen used by the laptop. But most of the laptops that have 3D capability are available with glossy type of display. So in this case you do not have much choice.
The display of the Aspire 5745DG from Acer is quite bright. The maximum level of brightness is measured to be 241 cd/m2. However for getting better quality of color reproduction some calibration can be used by the screen. The black color’s level is around 0.6 cd/m2 and is little bit higher. The contrast level on the other hand is 400:1. But you must keep in mind that here we are discussing about a laptop. And the condition is not so bad for a laptop that possesses an LED backlight. But Acer probably tried to push the level of brightness a little bit higher. As a result of that black has a higher amount of brightness and the level of contrast is also affected. Even the higher amount of ghosting level may be related to this.
Thus overall, the Aspire 5745DG, Acer’s 3D capable laptop is much more affordable than most other laptops with 3D functionalities. This laptop is quite perfect for different types of multimedia purposes but it is enough for playing games in the mode of 3D stereo. But, the less demanding games can be played in the 2D format. The level of ghosting and crosstalk is not so bad that they cannot be tolerated, but it is not up to the expectations. However considering the laptop’s average price, the features it is offering is not a bad deal for the buyers. The specifications are quite okay according to the price of the device. This Acer laptop is quite good as a medium level 3D laptop and it comes with some great features. However if you want a gaming computer which will offer you with 3D stereoscopic abilities and help you in playing your favorite games in the mode of 3D stereo, then it is better to go for a powerful desktop with excellent 3D capabilities.
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