Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire TimelineX 5820-series
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Great computer if you only need it for 9 months.
Stephen Somerville, Amazon
21 October 2012
Summary: I had my Timeline 5820T for 10 months before it had to be sent back to Acer due to a hard-drive failure. It's been about 9 months since then, and it's already showing signs of hardware failure, freezing up all the time, even on a clean boot, and developing bad clusters on the hard disc.
Summary: This Acer has been good for work and doing basic word processing, spreadsheets, etc. However, it is really slow loading any video such as news clips or YouTube. It will often stop in the middle of a video and will not continue. I also have trouble with the web browser. It is hard to register with anything because you have to reload it multiple times. When I called ACER, I was told to reload my system to the default settings.
Summary: I was impressed with this laptop the first time I used it. Very sleek and portable. But the first time I shut it down, it was shutting down for 30 mins and I couldn't wait anymore so I had to shut it off using the On button. That was frustrating.
Summary: I bought this laptop specifically for the battery life. I have another acer timeline that gets great battery life so I felt comfortable that it would be as good. NOT SO. The battery life on this laptop is about 2-3 hours. I can barely get through a streaming movie before the battery runs out. This is a FAR cry from the 8 hours advertised. The other complaint is the keyboard layout. With the keyboard offset, it's too easy to mistype.
Summary: Overall, this laptop is pretty decent... great price, speed, memory space, and it's thing and light. Although lately I have been encountering one major problem... this laptop has trouble starting up sometimes. I'll press the power button and the monitor/screen doesn't respond, it stays black. So it sometimes requires several RESTARTS. It's pretty irritating but I'm managing.
Summary: It's been about 6 weeks since I started this AS5820T-6401. I have conflicted opinions; on one hand for the cost of this unit, this laptop presents remarkable features that are nicely done. I'll just mention a couple of my personal favorites: The processor is robust and quick. Although, I am not a "gamer" and my demands are pretty minimal,so I am not a good judge of its limitations. The optical drive is an awfully nice feature and performs well.
Summary: I was really impressed with the config & other specification but the new dolby surround 3rd generation is really very very disappointing.U can hardly hear anything.I tried playing movies n music in different formats but the what use is 3rd generation dolby if i have to use external speakers as the inbuilt speakers i would rate them 1 out of 10.Over all the laptop is fabulous ultra thin as it says n light.But speaker is the only thing thats making me think if i would buy...
Summary: OK, 24 hours now and the i5-480M is better than I expected. Excellent processor. But the peripherals are lacking. The video card (wait, there is none!) won't support higher resolutions, so with some programs you won't be able to access all the functions on the screen. If you need 1280 X 1024 or 1600 X 900 you're pretty much screwed. Check your programs system requirements before ordering! Sadly this is to be expected with Intel Graphics.
Summary: I'm torn as to whether to return this machine or not. This is a very beautiful computer at a great price. Surprisingly thin, thinner than my 13 inch Macbook and the build quality is solid. I purchased this machine primarily because I'm tired of my Macbook and the battery life on that thing is pitiful - a max of 3 hours, so I always have to carry around an extra battery whenever I travel. It defeats the whole point of having a laptop if you always have to be plugged in.