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View Full Version : Acer TimelineX AS5830TG-6402: Big Performance Without a Big Price Tag

Michael Knutson
07-03-2011, 03:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.slashgear.com/acer-timelinex-as5830tg-640-review-30162414/' target='_blank'>http://www.slashgear.com/acer-timel...eview-30162414/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"With great power comes great responsibility, and also &ndash; if you&rsquo;re talking about Intel&rsquo;s 2011 Sandy Bridge processor line-up, at least &ndash; generally sizable pricing. Acer is looking to change that with the new Aspire TimelineX AS5830TG-6402, a lengthy name for a 15.6-inch Core i5 notebook that ticks all the spec boxes for a high-speed desktop replacement only with a bargain $799.99 price tag."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1309659486.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Another laptop seemingly similar to many others in the marketplace, in the desktop replacement category. With a somewhat industrial design, it has USB 3.0, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, a good but glossy screen at 1366x768, a full-sized keyboard with numeric keypad, and a multitouch touchpad. With Windows 7 Premium 64-bit, Acer also includes a ton of apps and unfortunately a ton of bloatware pre-loaded on a slowish hard drive.</p><p>Performance is very good, with strong video performance and the ability to play some games well. Acer quotes a (6-cell) battery life of 9-hours, but the real numbers were 2-3 hours of normal usage, up to 6-hours of light web browsing.</p><p>Bottom line is that this is a good notebook with reasonable size, good performance, for a very good price. But, again, come on vendors, give us reasonable, simple product names that we can remember!</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

Lee Yuan Sheng
07-03-2011, 03:53 AM
It's the Timeline X, 15" version. Or the 5830T. Everything after that relates to things like GPU, RAM and HDD size.

Personally, if I'm going to get a Timeline X, I'd rather get the 13" version. :P