|Screen Size||14 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Core i5-2450M|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M|
|Chipset Brand||Intel, NVIDIA|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1024 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||9 hours|
Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4830TG-6808 14-inch Laptop (Cobalt Blue)
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Although I don't like that the speakers are on the bottom, they are okay. They have greater clarity and spaciousness than the MacBook Pro 13, but the Mac had slightly better bass and had a much fuller sound. The Dolby control panel has a lot of adjustments and enhancements.
The 1366x768 screen is higher in resolution, but a step down from the Mac, as it's not quite as sharp and viewing angles not as forgiving, but it is still LED backlit. Sometimes it's like looking at a film negative. The glossy screen is just as annoying as my Mac's, but no one is making matte screens anymore. You can open the lid with one finger slowly, but near the top, the keyboard starts to lift.
Like most laptops, you annoyingly need two hands to adjust volume and LCD brightness, one to press the Fn key and another to hit the arrow keys that are way on the other side. I really miss the illuminated keyboard of the Mac, but at this price point, I can't be too hard on the Acer. Unlike the Mac, the Acer will not just wake from sleep when you open the screen, i.e. you'll have to press a key to wake it. One big downside is that I snagged the "E" key and ripped it right off, but luckily it snapped back in.Read more ›
1) Battery life
2) 2nd gen Intel Core I5 processor
3) NVIDIA Optinus technology
4) USB 3.0 port
5) Does not get too hot (at least that's what the reviews say)
1st impressions: Well built, nice color (cobalt), very speedy, nice keyboard, beautiful screen, minimal bloatware, great battery, nice mouse-pad....will be able to provide a more complete review after a couple of weeks. Overall, this is a fine machine.
EDIT: New stuff at bottom...
I purchased this laptop a few days ago and received it on Saturday, so being that today is Tuesday, I haven't had a lot of time to do a thorough review.
I ran 3DMark 11 and 7. It didn't seem to run well on 3D Mark 11, but I confess, I didn't really look to see if that one was appropriate. I think it got around a 2300 on 3DMark7. Also, not sure how well the graphics switching is working, since I haven't been able to mess with the setting. I know you can set it to always be on.
I haven't installed any of my PC games on it yet, so I'll test more of that later. Also, I've only streamed a little content, but have had no issues. Based on how this thing is spec'ed out, I don't for see any issues with HD streaming or processor heavy tasks, since this is by far the strong suit of this computer. Windows experience gives it a 7 for processor.
Installing software has been incredibly fast due to the i5 processor. I will eventually upgrade to 8GB of memory, but the 4GB is doing just fine for now.
Two big things I noticed and I'm glad I read some reviews on the Timeline X series are:
1. The construction of the case is very solid. I love the feel of it. The bottom plastic is hard and thick enough to not flex and the metal just feels good. You will get fingerprints on the lid (lens cleaner works like a charm on the case), but no big deal.
2. I was streaming Youtube videos in bed with it and it never got warm on my lap. My old Gateway 6860-FX had major over heating issues (the reason why I had to get a new laptop, it died!!), and this one barely gets warm.Read more ›
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