Acer goes for mass market with 3-D laptop for gaming, movies; glasses still required

By AP
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Acer goes deep with 3-D laptop for gaming, movies

NEW YORK — With the launch of Windows 7 this week, PC makers are trying some new things, including laptops with touch screens. Acer Inc. is going further — introducing a laptop with a 3-D screen.

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The Acer Aspire has a 15.6-inch screen that — with the help of special glasses — appears to take on depth if used with the right games or movies.

A 3-D laptop that appeared six years ago cost $3,300, but Acer’s laptop costs just $780, not much more than a comparable standard laptop.

Finding 3-D movies to play on the laptop won’t be easy, because there’s no real consumer distribution system for the new 3-D movies. Games are another matter: Most will appear in 3-D, even though they’re designed for regular screens.

Discussion

Sarin Iyer
October 22, 2009: 1:20 am

I bought an Acer Timeline 4810T a month ago and its really doing well.The good thing about Acer is that they give us the choice of selecting features, which we require and not thrown at us and that too, at affordable price. I think, where Acer scores over other laptops is more value for money.

There are many that will swear by their Acer laptop computers and this is amply evident when you come across a great many advertisements expounding on the virtues of such laptops. However, it is not such a good idea to go by advertising claims alone and it is also necessary to first check out different manufacturers and sees what’s on offer before making a considered decision. It should give you peace of mind that Acer is a worldwide company and it is known for providing practical and first-rate solutions for the marketplace. For this reason it will be worthwhile to consider an Acer Timeline.

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