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Acer 3D Laptop Available From Amazon For £546 Delivered

Acer has started to sell its first 3D laptop, the Aspire 5738DZG, which currently costs £546 including delivery at Amazon, a price that is surprisingly low given the 3D capability that it integrates.

The laptop uses a CineCrystal 1366 x 768 pixels TFT display that integrates TriDef 3D technology. According to Acer, there is a special 3D layer attached pixel-by-pixel that enables the LCD technology that delivers the 3D visual capabilities.

It means that the laptop can convert 2D content into 3D on the fly using a special TriDef 3D software that add stereoscopy to all processed content.

Acer has also included a "sporty and stylish" 3D polarizer glasses as well as a clip-on version for those who already use glasses. The issue here is that it only useful for one user and Acer doesn't provide with details as to how much additional pairs cost.

The rest of the features is pretty much standard and unusually affordable for a laptop with such a novel feature. The Aspire 5738DZG has a Pentium Dual Core T4300 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard disk drive, a DVD writer, Windows 7 Home Premium and a Webcam.

If that's not enough, the screen is powered by a 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 video module and is backed by a 3rd Generation Dolby-optimised surround sound system that is made up of a pair of speakers. (ed : the original article mentioned that the device had touchscreen capabilities which we found out to be untrue, this has been rectified).

Add other niceties like integrated WiFi, a 6-cell battery, a card reader and you have a decent all rounder with 3D functionality included as the cherry on the cake.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.