The very imminent launch of Windows 7 (that’s this week guys) has spurned a lot of actions from rivals and allies alike.
One example is PC-maker Acer. With Windows 7, others are now including touch screens as a main feature in their laptops, but Acer is taking a step higher with the introduction of the a laptop with a 3D screen.
The Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165 ( try memorizing that 😉 ) boasts a 15.6-inch screen that appears to take depth when you’re viewing 3D movies and games when used with special glasses. Because Microsoft’s newest OS doesn’t have features specially catered for 3D-screen laptops, Acer provides a movie player software that solves that. If you want to use it like a regular laptop, you can turn off the 3D feature easily with a button.
Although this might seem new, Acer isn’t the first PC maker to introduce laptops with 3D screens. Six years ago, Sharp Corp. also unveiled a laptop with 3D screens. Unlike Acer, users didn’t have to wear glasses on this one, but had to keep their heads in the right place or angle for the 3D effect to work.
Sharp’s laptop cost a whopping $3,300, but don’t worry, Acer’s model isn’t that pricey. Developed for the use of regular folks (like me), the Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165 is available in the market for just $780.
Would you get one?