Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830-series
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The best laptop I've owned
2 June 2013
Summary: If this computer had a built-in light, like Lenovo's think light, it would be perfect. Otherwise, I like the design. It really is a pretty computer. Fast. Runs cool. Speaker sound is excellent. Long battery life. Key placement good too. Yeah, I really like this one.
Summary: Fast, Lightweight, and quick start up. There is some sluggishness when multitasking. Some wi-fi issues as well, takes a while to reconnect to wifi. Other than that it is an overall decent machine.
Summary: This laptop is the epitome of an amazing laptop. It NEVER crashes, lags, or breaks down - and I've had it for a while now! It's amazing and I'd recommend it over any other laptop - the Sonys, the Toshibas, HPs, Asus, and even the Macs. It's reliable and best part is, for $450 you're getting quite a steal of a deal!!!
Summary: Good looking, light, FAST, sturdy, and an amazing battery life. I would (and do) recommend this laptop to all of my friends who are in the market for a new computer. It runs all my games (starcraft 2, world of warcraft, etc) on medium settings with no lag. Oh and the speakers are loud.
Summary: Good specs. Not so good build quality. My hard drive went from acting slow to dead within one day. When I called Acer they said that they do not provide any local support and I have to pay to get the laptop shipped to them and they'll fix it in a few weeks. Or I can have them ship me a hard drive that they'll charge/capture my card for. So I gotta provide them with cc# in order for them to fix my problem. Dead laptop and unhelpful support makes me something something...
Summary: I bought this laptop as a cheap gaming and other graphic intense rendering alternative and it has been holding up fairly well. I can definitely vouch for the other reviewers on the long battery life as well as this machine staying surprisingly cool for the most part. I took off 2 stars for a couple reasons: 1) The build of the laptop was very flimsy.
Summary: I brought this with a year warranty. 4 months after the warranty expired, I had this "plugged in not charging" problem with the built-in battery. You can't buy the battery off the shelves or online. I was advised to send it to the service center for battery replacement and that will take a week. I am working on this laptop daily and I can't afford the time to do that. I will never ever buy another Acer laptop again. I had learned my lesson the hard way.
Summary: If not for the screen cracking on 2 of these, I would have rated it 5 star. I have had 2 of these and both of them the screen cracked from minor bumps. The first was packed in a suitcase with 2 layers of clothes around it. The suitcase was not dropped - just went into the hatchback of a Prius and out again and it was hand carried. The second there was a pencil in the hinge and I gently started to close the laptop and the glass broke.