Reviews and Problems with Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481 / TM8481 - series
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Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T
15 March 2012
Summary: The Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T is a very svelte laptop for the travelling businessman. Sadly, its odd battery bulges out of the back making it more awkward to fit into a case. With a slim bezel, fair performance and various security features, it's a decent choice for the business-minded among you.
Pros: Slim body; Metal chassis is sturdy when closed; comfortable tilted angle when typing; Good battery life.
Cons: Lid feels weak when open; Large battery hump somewhat negates the slim design.
Conclusion: The Acer TravelMate 8481T-6440 has the capability to keep up with you while you work, and that's entirely the point. If you need the long-lasting battery and love the design, you'll be happy to carry this system around. But if performance is Priority No. 1, with portability a close second, the Dell XPS 14z—for the same price—is a better choice.But if you're thinking that all three of these notebooks are probably fine for your modest needs, save yourself $300 and go with...
Pros: Long-lasting battery, Very thin, beautiful design, Light weight
Cons: More expensive than necessary, Unimpressive graphics performance