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Acer Aspire 1830 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Acer Aspire 1830 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The battery and portability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the screen and sound.

performance, portability, battery, design, size

touchpad, price, sound, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 1830 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire 1830T Subnotebook

 

Energy Drink. Peeved because your netbook is too slow? Acer has t ...

Low weight of 1.36 kg ; Good performance ; Good battery life ; Low power consumption ; Low system noise ; SPDIF-out

Display not AR coated ; Treble-prone sound

Despite the topnotch performance, the battery life is just enough for almost five hours of surfing and watching movies

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire AS1830T-68U118

 

The Acer Aspire AS1830T-68U118 laptop is as fast as it is small, earning top marks in all of our performance tests.

Full-size keyboard. New CULV processor based on Core i7 technology. Excellent battery scores. Travel-friendly. HDMI included. Top of the class performance scores.

Undersized touchpad and mouse buttons. A bit pricey. ; The Acer Aspire AS1830T-68U118 is an 11-inch laptop that runs on an Intel Core i7 Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage (CULV) processor and delivered over 8 hours of battery life.

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Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Acer Aspire 1830T Timeline X Review

 

The onboard speakers were lap-firing and sounded very tinny. The speakers had no low frequency response to speak of and just a small hint of midrange. This is fine for listening to Windows alert sounds or watching a YouTube clip, but not for...

Good performance ; Excellent battery life ; Thin and light design

Uncomfortable touchpad and touchpad buttons ; Lacks gaming capability

Combine the lack of gaming capability with the frustrating touchpad and consumers might just be tempted to buy the heavier and thicker Alienware or the more expensive Apple instead. If you don't care about gaming then the Acer makes a compelling...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Acer TimelineX 1830T-3721 Laptop Computer Review - PCWorld

 

Excellent design and features compensate for lackluster performance in a cool little laptop that will have netbook buyers considering something just a little bit bigger.

Jul, 2010

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

Acer TimelineX 1830T-68U118 Notebook Review

 

Today I am checking out the Acer TimelineX 1830T-68U118 notebook. This is a very nice little ultraportable notebook that has some nice features and good looks. If you need a new notebook and you want a small and portable one the Acer TimelineX...

Good video streaming performance ; Fantastic keyboard

Expensive

The only bad thing I can say about the Acer TimelineX 1830T-68U118 is that you can find a larger machine with more performance in some benchmarks for the same price. If you want an ultraportable with decent performance and a fantastic keyboard, this is...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T ultraportable laptop

 

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T review: an 11.6in laptop with great mobility

Light, less than 30mm thick, decent performance for a small laptop

Keyboard could be better, touchpad is too small, reflective screen

The Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T is an ultraportable notebook that's light, very mobile and provides decent performance for office and Web tasks, as well as some multimedia tasks. We think it should be considered by people who have considered getting a...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-38U4G64nki review

 

The 11.6in screen may be too small for some people, but otherwise the 1.4kg 1830T has good enough performance, excellent battery life and a massive hard disk.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Lucy (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-38U4G64nki

 

Ideal little laptop, love it, its really fast and super light, spec is great to run cs4 and lightroom. The actual laptop does not feel cheap at all (unlike the sony i was looking at) im currently travelling with it now, its perfect!! Would reccomend !!!

none so far :-)

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5800
Battery life (max):5.7 / 8
Battery performance:5800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Blue, Purple / Brown / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:30 / 40 / 65
Battery performance:63

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):500
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard number of keys:88
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:30 / 40 / 65
Battery performance:63

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11 / 8 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-330UM / i3-380UM / i5-470UM / i5-520UM / i7-680UM / U5400 / U5600
Processor boost frequency:1.33 / 1.86 / 1.87 / 2.53
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.066 / 1.2 / 1.33 / 1.46
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I3-330UM / i5-470UM / i7-680UM / U5400 / U5600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium U5000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:49021 / 49156 / 49664 / 50026
Processor code:SLBQP / SLBSL / SLBST / SLBUG / SLBUH / SLBXP
Processor package size:34 / 34 x 28 / BGA 34 x 28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:- Acer Crystal Eye\n- Acer GridVista\n- Acer eRecovery Management\n- Acer GameZone\n- Acer Game Console\n- Adobe Reader\n- Adobe Flash Player 10\n- Google Toolbar\n- Google Desktop\n- Google Setup\n- eSobi\n- CyberLink PowerDirector próbaverzió\n- My WinLocker\n- Microsoft Windows Live Essentials\n- Orion\n- Acer Video Conference Manager\n- Microsoft Silverlight\n- Skype\n- Windows Live Essentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer)\n- Acer Assist\n- Acer Identity Card\n- Acer Registration\n- Acer Updater / Acer Crystal Eye\nAcer GridVista\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAcer GameZone\nAcer Game Console\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Flash Player 10\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Desktop\nGoogle Setup\neSobi\nMy WinLocker\nMicrosoft Windows Live Essentials\nOrion\nAcer Video Conference Manager\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nSkype\nWindows Live Essentials - Wave 3.2\nAcer Accessory Store1\nAcer Assist\nAcer Identity Card\nAcer Registration\nAcer Updater\neBay
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite\n- Microsoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007 / McAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Works 9.0

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard drive 2 capacity:250
Hard Drive Capacity:1 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.99 / 8.03
Height:1.1
Height (front):1.01
Height (rear):1.1
Weight:3.09
Width:11.2