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Acer Aspire 5745DG reviewed

by on07 February 2011



Acer Aspire 5745DG -5454G50Bnks laptop uses 15.6 inch LCD display with 120MHz refresh rate, mandatory if you want to use Nvidia’s shutter glasses to view 3D. It’s a display with pretty good lighting of 200 cd/m2, but perhaps a bit too reflective for our taste. On the other hand, strong lighting is a must since the shutter glasses come with dark lens. Nvidia 3D Vision works only in full screen mode.



  • -3D-ready 15.6" HD 1366 x 768 resolution, high-brightness (220-nit) Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD (Wide XGA Glare D2)
  • -NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
  • -120 Hz frequency
  • -16:9 aspect ratio
  • -8 ms response time
  • -16:9 aspect ratio

Nvidia 3D Vision requires an IR emitter that transmits the signal from the laptop to the glasses. The emitter is integrated into Aspire 5745DG’s display frame. You can actually see it on the picture above – just a few centimeters to the right from the camera.

Of course, the shutter glasses require power, which is supplied by the integrated battery. The glasses are charged via the mini-USB cable, which can be performed while you’re using them. One charge can take days.

Aspire 5745DG’s picture quality is pretty good. Viewing angles aren’t perfect but the person next to you can see the picture quite well.


Aspire 5745DG will chew up HD or 3D Blu-ray video easily. Viewing 3D movies is best done in a dark room as another light source may cause flickers in glasses, which isn’t quite comfortable.

3D is visible from a few meters but complete 3D experience is best achieved by sitting close to the device. We must say we were pretty impressed with the third dimension and found it very comparable to watching movies in 3D cinemas. Naturally, you probably can’t substitute the large cinema screen when it comes to movie viewing pleasure.

Playing games in 3D is definitely not popular yet, mostly due to expensive equipment. As far as 3D supporting games go, several hundred games will run just fine with 3D vision, including many older games.

Thanks to current technology, illusion of the third dimension on a 2D screen is pretty good. On the other hand, it’s something you need to try for yourself and see whether you can take the shutter glasses.

If you cannot afford a 3D monitor, laptop or TV, and you still haven’t seen a 3D video, then stroll over to a 3D cinema and see what we’re talking about.


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