Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-series
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Lots of things to like about this laptop
Jim Hamel, Amazon
14 August 2012
Summary: I rated this 4 starts instead of 5 because (1) although it supposedly has a 20GB SSD, I don't see the SSD on the explorer list of drives, and (2) I've had it lock up on Mozilla Firefox a couple of times - although that may be Firefox and not the computer. Good things: it is really thin and light to hold in my lap (and doesn't get hot in my lap like my old computer); it starts up REALLY fast; and it is REALLY quiet (never hear a fan or disk drive).
Summary: I bought one of these refurbished PC's and recommended one to my brother, who also bought one. I didn't get a chance to do anything with the one I purchased right away, but when I did, all was good for about a week, when I got a blue screen with a message that indicated the hard drive had issues. I contacted the seller (Secondipity) and they told me that my 30 day warranty was up and that I had to take the issue to Acer.
Summary: I ordered this laptop on the 21st December knowing that it wouldn't arrive until the 28th December. It was actually delivered on the 23rd just in time for Christmas! Great fast delivery. The laptop is well made, super fast, and windows 8 takes minutes to get used to. The laptop has played every game, modern and old, that I have thrown at it so far which is great!
Summary: Arrived promptly. Haven't tested everything on it yet, but it seems to work fine. Not as fast as I had hoped but still quite fast. Window index shows a score of only 5.5, I was hoping for higher. This score is due to the graphics card, Nvidia Geforce 730m, I thought it would score better. You cant seem to access the ssd for storage, it must be reserved for system files and performance.
Summary: Had this for a year now and am quite satisfied with the epic performance regarding gaming and 2D/3D creativity. Keyboard feels really bad though (gaming fine, typing not), and adding to that I have a few keys refusing to respond and a malfunctioning battery meaning no portability. All of which makes you really want to consider getting a good warranty for this.
Pros: Light, powerful all-round
Cons: Things you don't normally expect to go wrong
Summary: Touch screen amazing, nicely spaced keyboard. Downsides: Virtually all the ports, such as power cable, USB, HDMI and headphones are all located at the back of the laptop! The speakers are located under the front of the laptop so are partially covered when the laptop is on your lap (on a table is fine!