Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820-series
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Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG-6847 Review
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.
Summary: Radeon Update. Acer equips the luxury version of its TimelineX with a 160 GB Intel SSD, a Core i7 and a brand new Radeon HD 6550. Will the 14 inch notebook add versatile performance with only just two kilograms of weight to your gear?
Pros: Good 3D performance for 14", Strong application performance, SSD 160 GB, Low system noise, Low waste heat, Low power consumption, Good battery runtimes, SSD speed and a lot of CPU power for a comparatively low-priced notebook.
Cons: TFT is reflective, TFT too dark for outdoors, Poor viewing angles, Few interfaces, Long battery recharge time, Poor keyboard feedback, Value for money would have been perfect with a higher contrast, matt and brighter display.
Conclusion: Acers attempt to create a new Timeline series with gaming and multimedia power and long battery life has succeeded. The Core i5-430M and the Radeon HD 5650 deliver a good gaming performance which allows the user to play most of the current games in higher details fluidly.
Pros: Pleasant design, Compact and light case, High-quality surface, Comfortable touchpad, Long battery life, Good performance with programs and games, Good display brightness, The switchable graphics: this allows the user to either easily optimize performance, or battery life
Cons: Clearly audible when under heavy usage, Keyboard gives way under pressure, Display bordering can be dirtied easily, Glossy display results in modest viewing angles, High black value and disappointing contrast, Poor sound quality, Poor placement of ports, CPU-throttling when under heavy usage
Excerpt: Anyone who knows anything about computers inevitably has the conversation with a friend who’s nervous about buying a new laptop. He knows nothing about computers and is worried to death about getting ripped off. He’s scoured the web for reviews but now he’s shopping around for a good deal.
Pros: Bright screen, though clarity is a bit muddy. Lightweight for its category. Good for gaming.
Cons: A little pricey for an Acer. Acceptable yet uninspired performance. System likes to override Windows power settings without asking. Keyboard travel too short.
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...
Conclusion: Compact, well specced and fairly lightweight (just over 2kg), the Acer Aspire 4820TG makes a tempting proposal for those who want to travel and not compromise on performance too much. An obvious downside is the construction quality, with a little too much flex evident.
Pros: Fusion of power and portability, graphics power, trackpad is nice