Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire TimelineX 3810-series
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Acer Aspire AS3810TZ-4806
ValuePC Repair, Amazon
6 June 2011
Summary: Purchased this Laptop recently. Very light, Very Fast, and one of favorite purchases here on Amazon. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and it works like a charm. The only thing about this laptop is it doesnt have a cd/dvd. But i bought a ultra slim USB-CD/DVD for $40, which still kept it at a VERY reasonable price. Battery life is about 6-8 hours... which is very convenient for long trips. Definitely a recommendation on my part.
Summary: I purchased 2 of these (one for me and one for my son) both have had screen fail before warranty expired. What started out as a black spot in the corner has spread across the screen until it's no longer usable. I have sent them back under warranty repair, which has so far fixed the problem. This is clearly a design defect. Check this link: [...] One of the laptops I bought is one of these defective laptops. As the warranty already expired, they won't fix this problem.
Summary: I purchased 5 of these for work in October 2010, and 4 of them have had screens fail between then and now in normal use. What started out as a black spot in the corner has spread across the screen until it's no longer usable. I have sent them back under warranty repair, which has so far fixed the problem. This is clearly a design defect.
Summary: I bought 2 of these, because of its price and spec. It had been great before the problem arose. About after 6 months, the battery is not charged full and the full capacity was decreasing. I changed the battery by calling acer support. Same thing happened after a few months later and changed the battery again. A year later, the screen of one notebook went black. Two months later the other showed same problem. Both are out of warranty.
Fast fast fast! Crystal clear screen. Best keyboard ever! So lightweight too!
5 February 2011
Summary: What can I say about this computer? It's great! I love the small size and the full size chiclet keyboard. And the battery lasts all day! I have never seen a laptop battery last so long and I have owned many laptops. The performance is great too. I don't know if it is just Windows 7 or what, but it really flies through tasks. I frequently edit photos, stream video, remote desktop, etc and this computer has not missed a beat.
Summary: This is a great little computer "laptop". The only bad thing is that it does not have a CAPS LOCK indicator. It was a big let down to me a the beginning, but I have kind of gotten used to no needing the caps lock. With the CL indicator it would be the perfect laptop for me.
Summary: I like to love it so bad - I ignored other comments about the screen and bought it. It is a great little machine that can do pretty much almost everything.. BUT... the screen is EXTREMELY sensitive to pressure. I have a black spot at the lower right hand corner about the size of a quater. If you press or squeeze at the lower corner, half of the screen goes black..it happened 9-month after I bought it. I tried ACER support and gave up.
Great small laptop, but the keyboard stopped working after a few months.
Fred Luna, Amazon
9 December 2010
Summary: If you are wondering whether to buy a laptop or netbook, this Acer might be just what you need. Its thin, light, the battery lasts for at least 6 hours and yet it's pretty comfortable to use. As you all know, life is not perfect, so my keyboard broke after only 5 months of use (half of the keys stopped working). Since i live outside the USA, i don't even wanna bother trying to use my warranty. UPDATE (13th of June - 2011) I found the keyboard on ebay for only 10 dollars.
Do not buy one of these. They are totally unreliable.
J. Bogen, Amazon
15 November 2010
Summary: I bought this computer just under a year and a half ago. I've had to take it in twice for repairs. First, the hard drive was defective and needed to be replaced. Then it was the wireless card and motherboard. It's still crashed on me since then, but not enough to justify putting it in the shop again. The battery also died about 9 months after I got it. Acer sent me a replacement, but now it's out of warranty, and the battery isn't working again.
Summary: I bought this machine about 6 months ago. Had been working really well - and then a windows 7 auto install a few weeks ago seemed to slow it down. I tried to go back to a recovery point but for some reason there were no restore points available ( I ALWAYS set restore points). A firefox update a few days later left the machine crawling - although unclear if it was the windows update or the firefox. The next time I came out of hibernate I got the blue screen of death.