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Acer Aspire Timeline 1820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Acer Aspire Timeline 1820. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The usability and design also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, design, usability, portability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire Timeline 1820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Acer Aspire Timeline 1820 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The design and usability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the portability. Many are less positive about the reliability and keyboard.

performance, usability, design, price, screen

keyboard, reliability

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 1820PTZ, 11.6inch HD LED LCD, Touchscreen Laptop, 3GB, 160GB, Intel Pentium processor SU4100, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bt, 8hAcer Aspire 1820PTZ, 11.6inch HD LED LCD, Touchscreen Laptop, 3GB, 160GB, Intel Pentium processor SU4100, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bt, 8h

May, 2018

Expert review by : Henry Winchester (

Acer Aspire 1820PT review


A netbook one minute, a tablet the next

Beefy components ; Nice design

Unresponsive touchscreen ; Not for games

Drop the touchscreen, add a better GPU and make it £500 cheaper, then it'd be perfect

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Acer Aspire 1820PT


Acer's 1820PT brings portability and excellent battery life firmly into the convertible tablet space.

Exceptional battery life ; Comfortable keyboard

32-bit Windows means the 4GB RAM can't be fully utilised ; Touch Portal is still a slow gimmick ; Ordinary graphics performance

As the price of regular notebooks drop, it's not surprising to see tablets dip as well. Acer's Aspire 1820PT offers everything a portable notebook user with moderate processing power might need at an attractive price point.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire 1820PT


My brother and I both recieved one each for Christmas. It's my first laptop that I haven't had to share with him, haha.

Good battery life, good touchscreen with stylus, touchscreen is so much better than touchpad thing, small and portable

Not a gaming laptop, no internal CD drive, laptop keyboards annoy me

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:5600
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:5600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Convertible (Swivel)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:10.1 / 11.6
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:30 / 65
Battery performance:62.16


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.0625
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.759


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


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


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):11.2 x 8.22 x 1.12 / 11.2 x 8.22 x 1.36
Graphics:GMA 4500MHD
Graphics adapter:GMA 4500MHD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: 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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:30 / 65
Battery performance:62.16


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:SU4100 / SU7300
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:SU4100 / SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
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 Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:42791 / 43568
Processor code:SLGS4 / SLGS6
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS


Bundled software:-Acer Crystal Eye,\n-Acer GridVista,\n-Acer Backup Manager,\n-Acer eRecovery Management,\n-Acer GameZone,\n-Acer Game Console,\n-Adobe Reader,\n-Adobe Flash Player,\n-Google Toolbar,\n-Google Desktop,\n-Google Setup,\n-My WinLocker,\n-Microsoft Windows Live Essentials,\n-Orion. / Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Backup Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer GameZone, Acer Game Console, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Flash Player, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Setup, My WinLocker, Microsoft Windows Live Essentials. / Acer Crystal Eye, Acer Video Conference Manager, Acer GridVista, Acer Backup Manager, Acer GameZone, Acer Game Console, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Setup, CyberLink PowerDVD, My WinLocker, Microsoft Windows Live Essentials Wave 3, Orion / Adobe Reader\nAdobe Flash Player\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Desktop\nGoogle Setup\nCyberLink PowerDVD\nMy WinLocker\nMicrosoft Windows Live Essentials Wave 3\nOrion
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:-McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009.\n-CyberLink PowerDirector,\nMicrosoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007. / McAfee Internet Security 2009 Suite\nMicrosoft Works 9.0 with Office Home and Student 2007 / McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009, CyberLink PowerDirector, Microsoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.12
Height (rear):1.36
Weight:2.98 / 3.79