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Acer Aspire 5810

Acer Aspire 5810
alaScore 84

220 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the value for money and performance are on the whole positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably.

battery, portability, screen, performance, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5810 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T - Review of the Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T

 

Thin design, Very good battery life, Excellent speakers, Bright display

Low performance scores, Slick keys

Acer makes good use of the ample chassis, packing three USB ports, VGA, HDMI, and headphone and mic ports on the left, and an additional USB port, Ethernet, and an optical drive on the right. A 5-in-1 memory card reader is tucked under the front lip

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Acer Aspire 5810 Timeline (AS5810TZ-4657)

 

This budget laptop will please business productivity-app users who need long battery life, but performance-conscious buyers should opt for a machine with more pep.

Superior battery life for its size; plenty of ports; fingerprint-resistant finish; inexpensive

Sluggish overall performance; slightly pale screen; subpar audio playback

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A good computer, useful for multitasking

 

Quite a good computer. I have been using it for 16 months, and my only complaint is the keyboard it gets dirty quickly and full of fingerprints. Also, don't pull on the keys, even the slightest bit, or they WILL break; easily. I learned... the hard way.

Good battery life ; Light to carry ; Love the multi-tasking ; NEVER overheats

Keyboard gets dirty easily; clean regularly

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This machine is outstanding for video storage and play.

 

Where to start, I review the comment posted by other users complaining about battery life, bloat wear, program lag, and basically a lot of negative feedback. I can honestly type, that I have never encountered any of those problems.

1) Light weight ; 2) Extra long battery life, with short recharge time ; 3) Composite body, made of high impact plastic and aluminum, found on the back side of the screen, offers great protection ; 4)HMDI I/O port ; 5) Audio processor good

1) Factory loaded with VISTA. I upgraded to Windows 7 ; 2) Speakers not so good ; 3) Power cord port on the wrong side

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Excellent buy, Long battery life, stays cool

 

This is an excellent computer for the average user. If you are going to do a lot of heavy duty computing, you may want to get a faster processor. The same could be said for heavy manipulation use. Lets face it, An integrated video card doesn't have the...

I bought the computer with Vista but got a free upgrade to Win7. It was a good choice to upgrade as it speeded up the start up time. I get a realistic 6.5 to 7 hours of battery life doing email on the internet. It has a very bright screen

All the freeware could be left off. It is nothing more than a nuisance. I really don't care for the touchpad and its software. Often, the arrow jumps around like there is no control over it. The camera software is weak and quit working

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What Did I Expect?

 

In the age of duo and quad core processors, Acer defies logic and uses single core processors. Using Windows' User Experience Index, this system rates very low. (Just one more reason to make sure you buy computers at a brick & mortar store, as opposed...

Super long battery life

DVD Drive Disappears ; Low quality parts ; 1 year old, can't charge battery ; Endless bloatware

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VERY LOW WIFI Signal. Computer useless for travel

 

Useless for travel. Low wireless signal

Nice screen

VERY LOW WIFI signal. Computer useless for travel

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Amazon review summary for Acer Aspire 5810

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5810 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

battery, design, portability, performance, screen

reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Timeline AS5810T-8952 15.6-Inch Laptop - 8+ Hours Battery LifeAcer Aspire Timeline AS5810T-8952 15.6-Inch Laptop - 8+ Hours Battery LifeAcer Aspire Timeline 5810TZ-4761 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 15.6" Widescreen CineCrystal - camera

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4 star to 3 star to ???

 

I knew acer.com did not have as good of a tech. support setup as other vendors (dell.com, lenovo.com, etc.) but - not this bad. Can't easily post or search acer.com for this problem? What's that about?

For the 1st 14 months - 4 star rating or better. Nice combination of price, performance & battery life

Overnight & just two months out of warranty - battery has developed a nasty problem. Absolutely no problems for 14 months and then battery dies completely overnight w/a "plugged in but not charging" status ; acer.com tech. support - not up to speed....

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My First Laptop

 

After I returned this defective laptop I got a different model, now I am on my 3rd laptop and NEITHER has even half of the Wi-Fi reception as this model offers... I honestly wish I had repaired this Timeline rather than replacing it, because I haven't...

SUPER-STRONG internet signal! Best I have ever seen on any laptop! Bright screen, nicely back-lit. Proven to have an 8+ hour battery life while listening to music. Mine came with free Win 7 Upgrade which installed flawlessly. Webcam worked GREAT in...

Hard drive crashed and burned after 4 days -- It just simply wouldn't boot up anymore. DVD drive is LOUD! DVD wouldn't burn DVDs but it would burn CDs

Product Specifications

More than 8 hours battery life (all day computing), ultra-light weight and sophisticated design, this is the Aspire Timeline. With the Aspire Timeline series, Acer has taken a big, if not the biggest step forward in the concept of mobility, an area where finding the perfect equilibrium between light weight and autonomy has always been the number one priority. The Aspire Timeline series was conceived around the duration of the battery and introduces an entirely new way to render the system lighter, more efficient and less harmful to the environment. From now on you can turn on your Aspire Timeline in the morning and turn it off in the evening without ever having to charge it! Light as your time can be! The beautifully crafted Aspire 5810 - one of Acer's Timeline series of energy-conscious notebooks - proudly features lower power consumption for long-lasting, energy-efficient portability. Made for truly modern mobile work and play, this full-featured yet affordable 15.6" notebook packs at least eight hours of earth-friendly battery life.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)/9hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in
Height:1.2in
Weight:5.3lbs
Width:14.9in/15in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/United States
Localization:French / English
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:5810T-6455/5810T-8233/5810T-8929/5810T-8952/5810TZ-4238/5810TZ-4274/5810TZ-4447/5810TZ-4657/5810TZ-4761/5810TZ-4784
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire/Acer Aspire Timeline

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz/1.4GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SU2700/SU3500/SU4100/SU7300/SU9400
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Solo/Pentium

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/4GB / 8GB/8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD