Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire TimelineX 3810-series
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23 April 2010
Summary: Nice light weight powerful laptop. Easy set up and no problems so far. I am replacing my Dell D420 which has kind of died after 3 years use. I found others also complaining about it because of slow disk that once loaded slows to a crawl all of a sudden. I am definately 'there' and a bit annoyed with Dell over this situation. Recely bought Acer desktop Quad and it is super so natually bought their laptop and very pleased with everything about it so far.
Summary: I was disappointed when the screen's LED backlight was dead and turn to black. Had it sent back to ACER for fixing the notebook [...]. They fix it very quickly but now...I see a dead pixel. This is my first ACER. And will be my last ACER. It's just BAD quality.
Summary: You can really squeeze 8 hours out of it! The power will not overwhelm you but it's great for basic computing. Great laptop for college students, presentations, or business travelers. Some negatives are no Bluetooth (I wanted it to tether w/ my phone) and the speakers are too low. The build quality is average but has some nice touches (such as the aluminum lid). It's ultra light at 3.5 pounds. It doesn't come with a dvd drive but I never seemed to use dvds anymore.
Pros: Comfortable Keyboard, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display, Quiet
Summary: I use this computer for presentations while teaching my students, utilizing iTunes and linking it with my iTouch, watching downloaded movies, online videos, email, and social networking. I have not played games with it, but I plan on trying it when I buy an external DVD player. This is a quality machine. The display is much better than the Toshiba that I bought 2 years ago. Also, I was concerned that this computer did not have a 2 core dual processor like my Toshiba.
Pros: Fast, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Powerful, Quality Display, Quiet
Summary: Bought this laptop for church use. Mostly for powerpoint presentation during the sermon. Long battery life is the reason for this purchase due to lack of outlets when doing the presentation. This the lightest laptop and display is unbelievable. Would recommend this, now, if I could convince my wife that I need one for myself :-).
Pros: Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display, Quiet
Summary: With a little coaxing this laptop uses up about 7W at idle in Linux. This translates into 7+ hours of real-world battery life under (my) normal usage scenarios. However, suspend-to-RAM doesn't work under Linux due to a bug in the system's BIOS. Acer has known about the bug for months and even ships versions of this laptop overseas with Linux preloaded (suspend doesn't work on those either).
Pros: Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Most stuff works in Linux, Quiet
Excerpt: I bought this unit to replace a netbook. It has a good screen, decent sound, and affordable price. Don't expect to do serious spreadsheet work or video editing but for watching movies, email, and web surfing, you can't beat it. It does not come with a CD/DVD but these days that is not...