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Acer Aspire 3820T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and value for money. The keyboard and battery also get good feedback, but many are critical about the connectivity.

portability, battery, keyboard, value for money, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 3820T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Acer Aspire 3820TG Subnotebook (HD6550)


Radeon Refresh. Acer's 13" subnotebook is popular among gamers, b

Powerful Graphics Rendering for a 13" Subnotebook; Good Craftsmanship, Nice Design; Good Battery Life; Low System Noise; Low Case Temps; Speedy Hard Drive; Good Application Performance; Good Keyboard; Light Weight

Few Ports, Badly Placed; Weak Contrast, Few Viewing Angles; No DVD Drive; Bulky, Heavy Power Supply

Nvidia alternatives: Sony Vaio VPC-Z12 or Z13: starting at 1,800 Euro; Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/B: 14.1" with DVD drive; Alienware M11x R2: 11.6" but thick, bulky and expensive.

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Review Acer Aspire 3820TG Timeline X Notebook


Balancing Artist. The latest version of the successful Aspire Tim

Good case stability; Good performance data; Good battery life; Low emissions; Big hard disk

Yielding keyboard; Reflective, contrast poor display; Meager connectivity

Currently, Sony's Vaio VPC-S11 is the only 13" competitor with a Core i3.

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Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830TG-6431


A few years ago, the Acer TimelineX was one of the first of what we then called "thin and light" laptops, 13-inchers with sleeker, lighter frames, long battery life, and a more easily portable design than a standard notebook.

At under $800, the Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-6431 is one of the most affordable thin laptops we've seen. It makes few compromises and packs impressive Nvidia graphics into a very compact, portable design

The lack of an optical drive is frustrating, since other laptops of similar size such as the Sony Vaio S and Toshiba Portege R835 do include one

The aggressively priced Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-6431's combination of gaming-ready graphics and a fast processor in a 13-inch body offers a great punch for a good price, provided you can live without a DVD drive.


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Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3820T-5246


Acer's Timeline series of laptops was one of the first to emphasize long battery life in a slim, but full-powered system. Since the first Timeline laptops hit in the first half of 2009, many other PC makers have been able to match thin designs with...

Thin design; long battery life; large keyboard.

No optical drive; not as exceptional as it used to be.

Acer's TimelineX is still a slim-profile, long-lasting 13-inch laptop, but it's no longer the only contender in that category.

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Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3820T-5246 Laptop Review


Acer's Timeline series of laptops was one of the first to emphasize long battery life in a slim, but full-powered system. Since the first Timeline laptops hit in the first ...


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Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830TG-6431


The Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830TG-6431 offers a list of strengths as long as its unwieldy name. Acer started with a thin, attractive shell for this 13.3-inch laptop, then added the latest performance components and a long-lasting battery. The result?...

Thin, attractive chassis ; Surprisingly good 3D and productivity performance ; Above-average battery life, audio quality

No optical drive ; Battery not user-replaceable ; No keyboard backlight

This 13.3-inch notebook offers an attractively thin design and strong performance in a low-cost package. Just be aware of the sealed-in battery and lack of a DVD drive.

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Thin-and-light laptop


Many sleek ultraportable laptops cost well over $1,000, but the 4-pound Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830TG-6431 delivers a lightweight and sleek design for much less. Reviewers say the Acer laptop is an excellent value -- it's stocked with a...

Thin and light, second-generation Intel Core processor, good battery life

Small touchpad, not good for gaming, no optical drive

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Acer Aspire TimelineX 3820TG review – power and style


If you would have told me a couple of years ago I would one day praise the looks and build quality of an Acer laptop, I would have lough in your face so hard. Still, that day has come today, with the Acer Aspir...

All in all, I have to say this 13.3 inch TimelineX is an interesting portable laptop. Never thought I would get to say that, but I actually like it. It is solid built, sturdy and powerful. Plus, it is very light and compact, and that battery life...

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2010 Back to School Guide: Acer Aspire TimelineX 3820T


The TimelineX 3820T is a great notebook for the mobile student on a budget, but it's low-quality display and flat keyboard may drive away some picky users.

Great battery life ; Packed with performance ; Roomy multi-gesture touchpad

Low-quality display ; Keyboard is somewhat flat

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Acer Aspire Timeline X 3820TZ review


Amazing build quality and battery life for a bargain price

Build quality ; Portability ; Battery life ; Performance ; Price

No DVD drive ; Glossy screen coating

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 5470


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I3-330M / I3-370M / I5-430M / I5-450M / I5-480M / P6100