Excerpt: Thin and lights have always been a great choice for the road-warrior, weighing in around three to four pounds, but most of them have had their flaws such as a reduced keyboard or small display. Acer recently introduced the new Timeline series of notebooks, ranging in size from 11- to 15-inch models. How do they perform? We’ll give you the low-down on one of the models after the break.
Pros: Thin and light enclosure., Long battery life., Decent performance for its class.
Cons: Bluetooth is not standard., Trackpad button is stiff.
Summary: As long as you don't need an optical drive, we highly recommend the Timeline 3810T. In an increasingly crowded 13-inch notebook category, the Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T stands out, thanks to the combination of its low $899 price tag and astounding eight-plus hours of battery life. Consumers should also consider the $799 MSI X340, which doesn't perform as well, but is less expensive and has a longer battery life.
Excerpt: Most ultra-portable laptops with an Intel CULV processor also come equipped with one of Intel’s integrated graphics chips that shares system memory. The Acer Aspire Timeline 3810TG-944G50N is no different but it also has another graphics chip, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 with its own dedicated memory. You can switch between the two using a contextual menu command.
Excerpt: Acer's 3810T is a 13.3in laptop that weighs 1.7kg. We'd expect something this small and light to cost much more. It uses an ultra-low-voltage SU9400 processor, which has dual processor cores but isn't very quick, running at only 1.4GHz. However, it helps the 3810T achieve an amazing battery life of over 10 hours. Performance is less than half that of our reference system, but it's more than capable of handling office and internet tasks.