Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire Timeline 4810-series
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Acer Aspire Timeline 4810T Notebook Review
17 March 2010
Conclusion: Is the 4810T worth buying? Let’s just say the 4810T gives you more screen space and convenience of optical drive at the cost of desktop real estate, hard disk space and processing power. Which one? Up to you. *Note : both of them aren’t powerful enough for playing 1080p videos. DVDs are fine though.
Conclusion: Altogether, the Acer Aspire 4810T as first representative of the new Timeline series makes a good impression by all means . The case shows a felicitous design and connects a business device's look with a consumer model's design vocabulary . The case seems very valuable, last but not least thanks to the aluminium inlay of the display's lid.
Pros: Shapely, slim case, Pleasant-to-use keyboard, Very low energy demand, Quiet operating in all situations of usage, Low heating of the case, Very good battery life, The Timeline concept of design. The flat case with its appealing design vocabulary is very convincing. The aluminium appliqués on the display lid also benefit the case.
Cons: Problems of stability in the drive's area, Outdoor usage only possible to a limited extent (glare display), Limited power reserves of the Core Solo CPU, The SU9400 Dual Core CPU. The beginner's version's Core Solo CPU is quickly unmasked as bottleneck even during standard applications. This does not at all appeal to multitask-cosseted users.
Conclusion: The glitches with the software setup are a real concern, the inability to get into Safe Mode in particular. Reading some forums they suggest that this can happen on PC’s where the hardware is causing the Safe Mode boot to fail, and if that’s the case here then that’s a deal breaker for me. I would certainly be trying a clean Vista install from scratch and seeing if that can get into Safe Mode.
Summary: This ultraportable Acer notebook should offer more than enough power, as long as you aren't planning to play recent games or edit videos, and it has an excellent collection of features (including 802.11n Wi-Fi). For students or business users who don't want to shell out for a more powerful ultraportable laptop but want something that's more feature-packed than a netbook, we think the Acer Aspire Timeline 4810T is perfect.
Excerpt: I knew when Steve Jobs pulled that MacBook Air out of the envelope on stage at WWDC that the new wave of popular notebooks would be thin machines. It took a few months after we first laid eyes on the MacBook Air, but eventually we saw Windows machines that were thin and sexy start to trickle onto the market.