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Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4830T-6642 14-Inch Laptop (Cobalt Blue Aluminum)

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  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 2nd Generation Intel Core i5-2410M Processor 2.30GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 2.90GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz Dual-Channel Memory, 640GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive, 14" LED Backlit Widescreen Acer CineCrystal LCD WXGA display (1366 x 768)
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000, HD audio support, two built-in stereo speakers
  • Webcam, multi-gesture touchpad, 802.11b/g/n WLAN, gigabit LAN
  • Bluetooth 3.0, 2xUSB 2.0, HDMI, Multi-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
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Product Information

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Screen Size14 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.3 Hz Intel Core i5
RAM4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive640 GB SATA
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator3000
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 9 hours
Brand NameAcer
SeriesAspire TimelineX
Item model numberAS4830T-6642
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight4.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.41 x 13.33 x 1.18 inches
Color Blue
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceATA100
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB0051OL9LO
Best Sellers Rank #8,815 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.7 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 19, 2011
  
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The Acer® Aspire TimelineX AS4830T Notebook brings you extreme performance, more than 9-hours of battery life, enhanced technology and convenience all wrapped in a 1" thin and light design. A fierce 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor powers you through intense tasks, while the two-tone aluminum design keeps you stylish. New technology like a fast USB 3.0 port and Acer Clear.fi™ keep you connected and provide for instant sharing.

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Key Features

  • 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor 2.30GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.90GHz
  • 14” HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
  • 4GB DDR3 Single-Channel Memory
  • 640GB SATA Hard Drive
  • Intel® HD Graphics 3000
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Bluetooth® 3.0+HS
  • Dolby® Advanced Home Theater® v4 Audio Enhancement
  • Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader
  • Built-in 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam
  • Two Built-in Acer 3DSonic Stereo Speakers
  • High Definition Audio Support
  • 2- USB 2.0 Ports & 1- USB 3.0 Port
  • 1- HDMI™ Port with HDCP Support
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • Dedicated Numeric Keypad
  • Media Control Function Keys
  • 6-cell Li-ion Battery
  • 4.88 lbs. | 2.17 kg (system unit only)
  • Color: Cobalt Blue


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Extreme Performance

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Experience crisp, clear HD content anywhere!
The 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor delivers even more performance automatically when you need it and now a better visual PC experience built-in. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 increases your PC's speed automatically for whatever you're doing on your PC. That's visibly smart performance with a boost.

Stunning 14" widescreen LED-backlit display features 16:9 HD True Cinematic View for enriched multimedia playback while Intel's next generation HD Graphics 3000 delivers crystal-clear images and brilliant color for today's best entertainment and optimal gaming experience.

Dolby® Home Theater® v4 Audio delivers riveting sound from any pair of PC speakers or headphones. Digitally connect to your home audio system for home theater experience.

New USB 3.0 port works up to 10x faster than the standard USB 2.0! Download a 25GB HD movie in just 70 seconds, even charge your USB devices even when your laptop is on sleep, hibernate or off!

Extreme Convenience

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Enjoy console-quality gaming and fun with preloaded full versions of games!
The Acer® Aspire TimelineX AS4830T with its 14" LED display is less than one-inch, at its thinnest point, and lightweight with plenty of display room to work on data intensive material but still light enough to tote anywhere. The premium, durable two-tone design with a Cobalt Blue aluminum cover exudes classy digital chic.

Conveniently transfer files from your digital devices with integrated Media Card Reader and save on the massive 640GB Hard Drive or burn onto DVDs and CDs to share with friends.

Go even bigger by easily connecting to your HDTV via the HDMI port, delivering crisp high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio through a single cable.

With advanced Acer PowerSmart Technology experience more than 9- hours of cable-free battery life.

Windows® 7 Home Premium makes the things you do every day easier and with Office Starter 2010, experience new ways to deliver your best work! Buy Microsoft® Office 2010 to activate a full-featured Office suite preloaded on this PC.

Extreme Connectivity

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Stay fully connected with friends and the latest buzz wherever you go.
Acer Clear.fi™ allows you to manage, store, share, and enjoy media between any Clear.fi enabled devices, in any room throughout your home.

Advanced 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam provides high pixel density for amazing video image quality and 24 frames per second! Chat with friends and family in crystal-clear viewing or snap superb still pictures all in HD!

Bluetooth® technology lets your wirelessly connect to other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as phones, printers and hand-held organizers, eliminating the need for a tangled wire!

Connect to the Internet reliably with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ and Gigabit Ethernet LAN conveniently delivering rapid connectivity from your home, at work or on-the-go.

Product Description

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4830T-6642 Notebook comes with these specs: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5-2410M Processor 2.30GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.90GHz, Windows 7 Home Premium, 14.0" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit Display, Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset, 4096MB DDR3 1066MHz Memory, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 640GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, Built-In HD 1.3MP Webcam, Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, Dolby Home Theater v4 Audio Enhancement, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, 1 - 3.0 USB Port, 2 - USB 2.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI Port, Easy-launch Programmable Key, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (6000 mAh), Up to 9 hours of battery life, 4.88 lbs. | 2.17 kg (system unit only), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, Wireless Setup Card, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, McAfee Internet Security Suite (60-day insert)

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The battery life on Ubuntu is good (around 4-5 hours).
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I know that's pretty standard, but I'd really like to see a company go the distance and throw in a year or something.
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I have had this laptop for about a month now and couldn't be happier.
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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By BrownEyedGirl17 on June 27, 2011
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I've only had this laptop for a week, but here are my first impressions so far:
2nd Gen Intel iCore5: This gen of intel has the new `Sandy Bridge' as part of the processor. I don't know how to explain it, but my cousin is a computer tech and in layman's terms says it makes the processor more efficient which allows for the next feature to do what it does....

Incredible battery life: Most of you will have read that in the description it claims that the battery can last 8-9hrs. And..... its true! I thought it was too good to be true, but charge the battery up to 100% and you won't have to worry about the battery. (Although, I am sure battery life varies, depending on how much you are trying to do. I plan to test this out to further extent a little later.) For example, I sat down and caught up on 4, 45-min long TV episodes...the battery notification area said it still had enough to do it all over again, stating that it had enough to last a little over 4 hours. Amazing!

Amazing Audio: Now I can't compare this to what other laptops have, like HP's Beats Audio, only to what my previous laptop had, Altec Lansing, which I still think sounds good after 4 years, considering how the performance of the laptop overall has plummeted. (Now this is a Dolby Home Theatre sound system and majority of homes have that sound system on their TV's and, well, it hardly ever disappoints. Now back to the review.) While I was watching those TV shows, I mentioned above, I had plugged in my headphones...I had the volume at 50% and it nearly blew my eardrums out! I had to turn down the laptop volume to 20% & then lower the websites volume by another 50% & it was still plenty loud. Without the headphones, I keep both the iTunes volume and the laptop volume at 50% and it's more than enough.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By MattZ on July 13, 2011
I spent a lot of time looking for the notebook I wanted for how I use it. My requirements were: Long battery life, DVD tray, thin, small screen, multimedia use, and cost. For me, it's a laptop for storing music, playing movies, watching Netflix and hulu, and browsing the web. Here's my breakdown of why it's perfect for me:

14" Screen. This is the smallest screen size I could find while still having a DVD tray. Sony's new Series S has a 13.3" screen that includes a DVD tray, but the screen felt flimsier, looked duller, and the price was $300 more expensive. Sony offers a new sheet battery to double the life for an extra $150 (they claim 15 hours), but that wasn't a good enough selling point for me. Acer's screen has great viewing angles, great color, super thin profile yet sturdy when opening and closing. It's less than an inch thick, and still feels sturdy. It makes the laptop more portable and easier to pack. I commute to work on my bike, so the smaller it fits in my bag the better.

Intel Core i5-2410. It's ~20% more powerful than previous generation of i5's with the same TDP. That means more energy efficient at tasks for a longer battery life, and more power to transcode and multitask.

USB 3.0 port. I have a HDD docking station with a 3.0 plug for copying my library. 2.0 transfers at about 25MB/s, while 3.0 tansfers at about 50-60MB/s. It also allows charging from the port while your laptop is off, which I know will come in handy.

The bottleneck for file transferring is most likely the laptop HDD, which I can confirm is a WD Scorpio Blue 640GB. This is a great drive for both energy efficiency and a balance of storage performance. If you chose to replace it with an SSD, the drive is easy to get to with a small philips screwdriver.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Sydney's Mom on July 7, 2011
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i have a Dell running Windows 7, but it is a few years old, and I wanted to try the new i5 chip. Last week I purchased a Lenovo, but it was too heavy, cost over $1k, and the optical drive didn't work. I don't really care about an optical drive, but it wasn't what I wanted, so I took the opportunity to return it without a fee. Then I looked on Amazon.

This computer was highly ranked, and although I have only had it a few hours, I concur. The only surprise I had was it DOES have an optical drive. No biggie, although I didn't want one. I watch movies online or load them into my itunes. We also have a portable drive, bought for my netbook.

Love the look of the computer (I always peel off the intel, windows and acer stickers). Love the responsive trackpad. Can't really talk about speed right now (making factory restore discs), but since my current laptop is a couple years old, I expect to be impressed. I was impressed with the price, too.

I was a little hesitant about the Acer brand, but I had an Acer netbook several years ago and it worked great (until I gave it to my daughter when I bought a tablet). I asked a computer repair person about reliability, and he said they were all about the same. Apple was even catching up. The reason is people who work for HP go to Apple, people from Apple go to Lenovo, etc. It really is a small world, even in computer manufacturing.

The computer is really thin (looks GREAT) and is tons lighter than my 15" Dell. The bloatwear was easy to remove, and once I got that recycle bin onto the task bar, I had a clean desktop.

Oh, another surprise. I had to be at home last week, to sign for the Lenovo. I paid for 1-day shipping for this computer, and worked from home today.
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