Acer Aspire 5745DG


A 3D laptop from Acer

Acer Aspire 574DG was the masterpiece of the year, masterpiece that kept Acer into the top 5 world wide laptop producers in 2010. It is one of the most efficient 3D laptops, and most of all, it is quite inexpensive for what it’s offering.

Nvidia 3D Vision technology

In fact, if we consider that it uses Nvidia’s impressive 3D Vision technology, the price of just $999 (software included, deluxe version) is one of the smallest from this niche. After all, it’s powered by a processor I5 and can even send 3D content to a TV (that is able to support 3D images) via an HDMI cable.

acer-aspire-5745dgIf it comes to its design, Acer Aspire 5745DG doesn’t revolutionize the typical laptop design as it doesn’t bring anything special: a stripped metal pattern that covers a 15.2 inches screen laptop. Nothing special as you can see. This can only mean something: that the magic happens only “under the roof”.

120 Hz refresh rate

The first thing that makes it special is the refresh rate that is somewhere near around 120 Hz (that it twice bigger than the refresh rate from normal laptops). That’s the first approach to the 3D world. Moreover, the screen can support a resolution of 1366 x 768, that is more than enough to view 3D videos.
Now, if Acer Aspire 5745DG has a weak point, it has to be related to the audio part. Most of the tests have shown that in order to enjoy of a proper sound, headphones ore external speakers are required. From this point of view, Acer is just like the old Toshiba laptops that didn’t have too much of sound power.

Active 3D glasses in the package

Now, as Acer 5745DG is known mostly for its 3D services, let’s talk a bit about the 3D experience. The laptop comes with a pair of USB rechargeable 3D glasses, glasses that are compiled with the Nvidia’s active-shutter 3D in order to offer the users the desired images. Unfortunately, this laptop doesn’t have Blu-ray support, but the quality of the image provided is usually high enough to satisfy even the toughest customers. However, if it comes to 3D gaming, the experience is very enjoyable. However, some people may want to increase the brightness of the screen, so they can enjoy 100% of the whole experience.

Good battery life

As concerning the lifetime of the battery, it can go up to 4 hours and 37 minutes, with 40 minutes more than most of the laptops, mainly because 5745DG comes equipped with a 9-cell battery. That is quite a performance, if we keep in mind that we are talking about a 3D laptop, and not just about a regular one, that doesn’t have anything special.

Review conclusions

Coming to an end, if you are about to buy an Acer Aspire 5745DG, then you are about to close a good deal. Even if the 3D laptop industry in continuously developing, most of the 3D laptops are by far more expensive. Therefore, if you can take this laptop at a price that’s smaller than $1000, buy it, as it is a wise decision that you won’t regret it.

Technical specifications

Remote ControlNo
Display Size (inch)15.6
Video CaptureNo
Number of Heart (s)2
Clock Speed in MHz2530
Hard Drive Size750
TV outputYes
Model Graphics ProcessorGeForce GT 425M
Brand of Graphic ChipnVidia
Fingerprint readerNo
TV Tuner CardNo
Processor BrandIntel
Number of USB Ports4
DVD-ROMBlu-ray combo
Intel CentrinoNo
Storage MediumHard Drive
Chipset BrandIntel
Windows Media Center EditionNo
Chipset TypeHM55
Processor Number460M
Weight in kg3
Depth in cm25
Height in cm3.29
Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Integrated webcamYes
Video memory in MB1024
Card Reader5 in 1
Battery Life in Hours4
Processor ModelI5
LED technologyEdge LED
Operating SystemNo