Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-series
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Acer Aspire Timeline U M3-581TG Review
3 February 2014
Summary: Priced at Rs 51,705, the Timeline U M3-581TG is one of the cheapest options you have if you wish to buy an Ultrabook. Of course, it isn’t cheap by any means, considering you can buy a more powerful laptop for the same price. This means the premium is mainly for the ultra-slim design. The M3-581TG would have been a better deal had it featured the Intel Core i5-3317U processor and at least a 750GB hard drive.
Summary: What is an ultrabook? Intel has a pretty loose definition: as long as your laptop is less than 0.8 inches thin, has five hours of battery life, rapidly wakes from sleep, and has a second-generation Intel Core processor, you're basically part of the club. What "ultrabook" stands for, though, is an entirely different matter.
Summary: The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is an ultrabook while the Aspire V5 isn't, but both have very similar form factors. The M3 offers very good system and graphics performance, as well as better battery life. You pay around Rs. 9,000 more than the Aspire V5, but then again, the M3 does make for a much better deal.
Pros: Zippy system performance, Impressive graphics capabilities, Good battery life
Cons: Looks are not as premium as they should be, Display hinge and panel is not very solid
Summary: What bugged us most was the picture's milky sheen and the anti-Retina display resolution of 1366x768 on a 15.6-inch panel. All that aside, however, we’re still awed by the gaming performance of the Timeline M3 and its portability—provided you have a wide enough bag. With a proper screen and better touchpad, you’d have a seriously kick-ass machine.
Pros: Powerful graphics in a thin package; loaded.
Cons: Mediocre panel; width pushes the boundaries of ultrabook portability.
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Review – The First True Ultrabook?
14 May 2012
Excerpt: Acer’s new Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is the first ultrabook to hit the US with discrete graphics on board. Acer and NVIDIA tout it as the first “true ultrabook” thanks to the power under the hood. But with a 15.6-inch display, will most consumers really place it in that category? The screen size coupled with the inclusion of an optical drive means that most will compare this laptop with other mainstream machines.
Pros: Speedy, Great graphics performance, Slim and lightweight for a 15-inch machine, Long battery life
Cons: Sub-par touchpad, Display resolution only 1366 x 768, Ports in an awkward place
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Review: First Impressions
20 April 2012
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 has the distinction of having the longest laptop name ever and of being the first ultrabook to come to market with discrete graphics. Okay, maybe the name isn’t the longest ever, but the discrete graphics thing is no joke. Intel’s integrated graphics are good enough for mainstream tasks and usage, but for intense tasks and power users, they don’t quite cut it.
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 - Finding the Right Balance
23 March 2012
Excerpt: Building a good notebook is a delicate balancing act between price, build quality and performance. The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 with a new GeForce GT 640M GPU comes pretty close to finding the right balance. Find out if this multimedia machine meets your needs.
Pros: Thin and light, Fantastic battery life, Solid Build, Attractive street price
Cons: Made mostly from plastic, Very low resolution screen