Summary: The ratings awarded to a product are derived from a number of tests and calculations, keeping certain important factors in mind. These factors consist of features, performance, quality and value for money. In case of software and some other categories, build quality might be replaced with ease of use or ease of installation. Products are compared with other products in a similar price range or product category.
Summary: From its strong performance to its robust audio, the Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG is a great multimedia laptop that won't break the bank. We just wish this $799 notebook had a better touchpad and larger touchpad buttons. We slightly prefer the HP Pavilion dv6t, which costs $30 less, offers better graphics performance, and has a fingerprint reader. However, if you're looking for speed and powerful audio in a stylish package, the 5830T is well worth the money.
Pros: Powerful Dolby audio, Attractive premium-looking design, Good overall performance and graphics, Long battery life
Cons: Jumpy cursor when using touchpad, Small touchpad buttons, Reflective display
Summary: Though its styling may divide a little, the Acer Timeline X is a good machine for the average user, performing daily tasks with ease and even facilitating some gaming for a far from princely sum.
Excerpt: Acer's Timeline small business laptops mix both business and pleasure; you get a good quality, if a little basic, machine for not much cash. The latest 15-inch model adds good looks to the mix, along with a Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor and plenty of memory.
Pros: Good looking blue laptop, plenty of memory, good battery life
Cons: Too much bundled software, sealed battery, small touchpad, no discrete graphics
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