Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820-series
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Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG-6847
3 March 2011
Summary: For consumers looking for power and portability--plus a DVD drive--the Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4820TG is a very good choice. For $799 ($729 on Amazon), you get Core i5 speed and AMD graphics muscle, impressive Dolby sound, and more than 5 hours of battery life. While we wish this notebook offered stronger Wi-Fi performance, it outperforms the 14-inch competition in most tests.
Pros: Strong graphics, Accurate multitouch touchpad, Fast overall performance, Dolby Home Theater audio
Cons: Graphics switching not seamless, Below-average Wi-Fi throughput, Washed out display
Conclusion: The closest I'm able to come to criticism is a mild negative: The laptop's left rear underside gets a little warm, but not so bad I can't use it in my lap (while wearing shorts, even). My only other issue is how the TimelineX might survive the bumps, thumps, drops and jostles of being carried and used in and out of the office.
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire Timeline series of notebooks were introduced last year with a range of thirteen to fifteen inch notebooks. The Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T is one of the latest addition to the new TimelineX series of notebooks, and unlike some of the older models of these laptops, this one comes with an Intel Core i3 or an Intel Core i5 processor, combined with 4GB of DDR3 RAM Memory. (more...)...
Summary: For under £400, the 4820T is the best of both worlds, with both plenty of processing power, a long battery life, a great dedicated graphics - in a slim, attractive package. You might not get fancy extras like a Blu-ray drive or a full-HD display and the screen may reflect the light, but for power in a portable package this is a great choice.
Thin, light weight and portable
No firewire, ExpressCard port or no means of adding one,
No 3G ability,
Weak and flimsy feel to the keyboard and lid
Summary: The 14-inch Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T offers good build quality, decent performance and impressive battery life. That makes it a good bet for those seeking a laptop they can take on their travels.
Pros: Good overall performance for the price, Large hard drive, Comfortable to use
Excerpt: The new Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T is a 14-inch slim, lightweight mainstream laptop based on Intel 's "Arrandale" Core i3-330M processor. It packs the performance of a mainstream laptop in a thin, compact form factor, and also gives better-than-average battery life - ideal for a 14-inch laptop for people on the go.