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Acer Aspire 3820T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Acer Aspire 3820T. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated. The connectivity and touchpad get mixed opinions.

performance, portability, battery, design, size

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 3820T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Acer Aspire 3820T from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability and performance. The price and battery are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Timeline X 3820T, 13.3" LED LCD Laptop, 4GB, 640GB, Intel Core i5 processor 430M, Dedicated Graphics, Windows 7 Home PremiumAcer Aspire Timeline X 3820T, 13.3" LED LCD Laptop, 4GB, 640GB, Intel Core i5 processor 430M, Dedicated Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 3820T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Acer Aspire 3820T from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and usability are generally positive. The battery and portability also get good comments.

performance, portability, battery, usability, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NEW ACER AS5250-BZ873 P5WE6 15.6 WXGA 1366X768 LED Screen (LED Replacement Screen Only. Not A Laptop )NEW ACER AS5250-BZ873 P5WE6 15.6 WXGA 1366X768 LED Screen (LED Replacement Screen Only. Not A Laptop )

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

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 ...

Nov, 2010

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Mike (netbooklive.net)

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...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: John Pastor (connectreviews.com)

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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Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Sam? (circuitcity.com)

Acer Quality & the company service

 

The laptop has done all that I have asked and it fits great in my backpack. Small enough to not be cumbersome packing it to classes and work, big enough & enough performance to exceed any netbook.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Foxy? (circuitcity.com)

Great Value for solid performance Laptop

 

Bought this for my sister who wanted good aesthetics and reasonable to good PC performance (watching HD movies). This laptop is light, ideally sized for portability and comfort working, and has a really nice display, a full size laptop keyboard.It...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: TOMTHOMTWIN? (circuitcity.com)

great choice!

 

fast,clear streaming and great battery life.Just add external speakers and you ARE SET, Go for it!

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 6000 / 66.6 / 9000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):66.6
Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 6.5 / 8 / 9
Battery performance:2800 / 6000 / 9000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 3.0 / WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black / Black / Black, Blue / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 66.6 / 90
Battery performance:66.6 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 6370M / AMD Radeon HD 6550M / Intel GMA / Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.5 / 1.024 / 1.695 / 2.816 / 3.579 / 4.091 / 4.901
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2

Networking

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / ATI, Intel / Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Warranty:1
Weight:3.97
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):3.07 x 15.4 x 12.8
Package weight:8.82

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
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:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 66.6 / 90
Battery performance:66.6 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-2410M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / P6000 / P6100
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-2410M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / P6000 / P6100
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / J1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / 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 Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):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 / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49058 / 50175 / 50178 / 50179 / 52224 / 52952
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLBUR / SLBWB / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:-Acer Backup Manager\n-Acer PowerSmart Manager\n-Acer eRecovery Management\n-Microsoft Works 9\n-Microsoft Works 8.5\n-Adobe Flash Player 10\n-Adobe Reader 9.1\n-eSobi\n-Google Toolbar\n-Norton Online Backup\n-MyWinLocker\n-Acer Arcade Deluxe\n-Cyberlink PowerDVD\n-Oberon GameZone\n-Acer Crystal Eye\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 Backup Manager, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Adobe Flash Player 10, Adobe Reader 9.1, eSobi, Google Toolbar, Norton Online Backup, MyWinLocker, Acer Arcade Deluxe, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Oberon GameZone, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer Video Conference Manager, Microsoft Silverlight, Skype, Windows Live Essentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer), Acer Accessory Store, Acer Assist, Acer Identity Card, Acer Registration, Acer Updater, eBay Shortcut 2009 / Acer Backup Manager, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Microsoft Works 9, Microsoft Works 8.5, Adobe Flash Player 10, Adobe Reader 9.1, eSobi, Google Toolbar, Norton Online Backup, Acer Arcade Deluxe, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer Video Conference Manager, Microsoft Silverlight, Skype, Windows Live Essentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer), Acer Assist, Acer Identity Card, Acer Registration, Acer Updater / Bing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Office Home and Business 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:-Microsoft Office (Service Pack 2)\n-McAfee Internet Security Suite / Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface: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 / 640 / 750

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.98 / 9.02 / 9.21 / 9.25
Height:1.14 / 1.15 / 1.88 / 12.8
Height (front):0.866 / 1.14
Height (rear):1.14
Weight:3.97 / 4.08 / 4.34
Width:0.866 / 12.6 / 12.7 / 12.8