Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire TimelineX 3810-series
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It really does deliver
28 March 2010
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: 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...
Summary: This was a great price for a lightweight machine. Most machines in this category are at least $300-$500 more. Best feature is battery life at 8+ hours. I would have liked a faster processor, but the core 2 duo 1.4 is peppy enough for most of what we do. This is not a heavy duty business machine or gamer, although MSOffice 2003 runs well on this computer. My guess is when I upgrade to Windows 7 from vista it will gain speed. Great HD screen.
Pros: BIG KEYS, Comfortable Keyboard, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display, Quiet
Cons: KEYS A LITTLE TO FLAT, NO CD DRIVE, No color choice
Summary: When I set out to buy a new computer, I went on a search for a laptop that would fit the following criteria: 1. light weight 2. decent memory capacity and processor speed 3. build in blue tooth, wireless and webcam 4. good battery life This one is an obvious winner for the battery life along. Nothing beats 8 hours (or at least 6, depending on what you run), nothing even comes close to that standard when you read the description on all the other models on the floor.