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Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T / 4820TG

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 reviews of Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T / 4820TG. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The battery and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed reviews on the sound and reliability.

portability, performance, battery, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T / 4820TG is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T / 4820TG

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T / 4820TG from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and battery. The usability and performance also get good views. Many are critical about the sound and keyboard, while there are some mixed views about the size.

portability, performance, usability, battery, price

keyboard, sound

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Timeline X 4820T, 14inch LED LCD Noteboook, Intel Core i3-350M processor , 3GB, 250GB, DVD, Webcam, Windows 7 Home PremiumAcer Aspire Timeline X 4820T, 14inch LED LCD Noteboook, Intel Core i3-350M processor , 3GB, 250GB, DVD, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire 4820TG (i7/HD 6550) Notebook

 

Radeon Update. Acer equips the luxury version of its TimelineX wi

Good 3D performance for 14"; Strong application performance; SSD 160 GB; Low system noise; Low waste heat; Low power consumption; Good battery runtimes

TFT is reflective; TFT too dark for outdoors; Poor viewing angles; Few interfaces; Long battery recharge time; Poor keyboard feedback

Acer TimelineX 3820TG: now also with HD 6550M; TimelineX 5820TG: same looks in 15.6 inches, Nvidia alternatives. Asus N53SV: similarly strong gaming performance (GT 540M) and the latest Sandy Bridge processor; Samsung RF510-SO2DE: less 3D, but better...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire 4820TG Timeline X Notebook

 

That significant eXtra. Acers new 14 inch high-class performer is

Pleasant design; Compact and light case; High-quality surface; Comfortable touchpad; Long battery life; Good performance with programs and games; Good display brightness

Clearly audible when under heavy usage; Keyboard gives way under pressure; Display bordering can be dirtied easily; Glossy display results in modest viewing angles; High black value and disappointing contrast; Poor sound quality; Poor placement of...

Still, for those users who want a balanced performance, mobility, good battery life should consider the investment of 900 euros for the purchase of the Aspire 4820TG.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Kenneth Butler (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG-6847

 

With its switchable AMD graphics, trendy design, and solid battery life, the TimelineX AS4820TG is one impressive thin-and-light notebook.

For consumers looking for power and portability--plus a DVD drive--the Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4820TG is a very good choice. For $799 ($729 on Amazon), you get Core i5 speed and AMD graphics muscle, impressive Dolby sound, and more than 5 hours of...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4820TG-7805

 

The Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4820TG-7805 laptop checks off all the right boxes—slim, stylish, efficient, and powerful.

Lightweight. Slim construction. Great battery life. Strong internal components don't sacrifice performance for long life.

Glossy display reflects.

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Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Acer Aspire 4820TG

 

Acer has long been the go-to bargain laptop. But what happens when the price gets high and performance stays flat?

Bright screen, though clarity is a bit muddy. Lightweight for its category. Good for gaming

A little pricey for an Acer. Acceptable yet uninspired performance. System likes to override Windows power settings without asking. Keyboard travel too short

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Acer TimelineX 4820T review

 

Pulling the 14-inch Acer TimelineX 4820T from its box, one thing went through our mind: this could be the perfect thin and light laptop. The $717 system is abo...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Claire (blog.laptopz.com )

Acer 4820TG laptop Review

 

The Acer Aspire 4820TG is a product of continued refinement from the computing giant.

Acer Aspire 4820TG-5462G64Mnss notebook with Intel Core i5-460M Processor (2.53GHz GHz / 3MB three-level cache / DMI bus frequency), Intel HM55 chipset, 2GB memory, 640GB hard drive, ATI Mobility Radeon HD5650 graphics card Intel HD Graphics Integrated...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Jason Saundalkar (itp.net)

Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG

 

Acer offers a wide-range of notebooks with the 4820TG targeting buyers looking for a powerful portable machine

Sleeper looks aside, the 4820TG is a power-packed monster that will satisfy all of your portable needs.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (hardwarezone.com)

Acer Timeline X 4820TG: Packing a Hefty Punch

 

The Acer Timeline X 4820TG may be as slim as its Intel CULV platform predecessor, but it certainly packs a hefty punch with the new Intel Core i7 processor. How good of a punch? Let's find out, shall we?

Powerful performance in a slim form factorAffordable for its specifications

Tad heavier than other ultra-thin notebooks

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (hardwarezone.com)

Acer Aspire Timeline X 4820TG - HardwareZone.com

 

The Acer Timeline X maintains the slim elegant design while packing in eXtreme performance.

Powerful performance in a slim form factor; Affordable for its specifications

Tad heavier than other ultra-thin notebooks

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker Power:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 6000 / 9000
Battery life (max):10 / 11.5 / 12 / 8
Battery performance:2800 / 6000 / 9000
Battery recharge time:66.60
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:14 / 14.1
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Battery performance:66 / 66.6 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.512 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6550 / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 6370 / AMD Radeon HD 6370M / AMD Radeon HD 6550M / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.695 / 2.304 / 2.816 / 3.579 / 4.091
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166 / 500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):500 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:88
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type: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 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
BIOS ACPI:3.0
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.5 x 9.65 x 0.945
Display:LCD / LED
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v3
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Indication light: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 110 V AC/220 V AC
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:4.85
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/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
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
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:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Battery performance:66.6 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / i5-470UM / I5-480M / I5-520M / I7-620M / i7-640M / P6000 / P6100
Processor boost frequency:1.86 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.33 / 3.46
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.33 / 1.86 / 2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / i5-470UM / I5-480M / I5-520M / I7-620M / i7-640M / P6100
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18 / 35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
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: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: 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 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 / 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):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
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 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 43560 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49666 / 50026 / 50175 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPE / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTN / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLBUR / SLBWB / SLBXP / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:-Acer Backup Manager\n-Acer ePower Management\n-Acer eRecovery Management\n-Microsoft Office Personal 2007 (Service Pack 2)\n-Microsoft Works SE 9\n-Microsoft Works 9\n-Microsoft Works 8.5\n-Adobe Flash Player 10\n-Adobe Reader 9.1\n-eSobi\n-Google Setup\n-Google Toolbar\n-Norton Online Backup\n-McAfee Virus Definitions\n-MyWinLocker\n-Acer Arcade Deluxe\n-NTI Media Maker\n-Oberon GameZone Acer Edition\n-WildTangent Acer Edition\n-Acer Video Conference Manager\n-Microsoft Silverlight\n-Windows Live Essentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer)\n-Acer Accessory Store Acer Assist\n-Acer Identity Card\n-Acer Registration\n-Acer Updater\n-eBay shortcut 2009\n-Netflix shortcut / Acer Backup Manager\nAcer PowerSmart Manager\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAdobe Flash Player 10\nAdobe Reader 9.1\neSobi\nGoogle Toolbar\nNorton Online Backup\nMyWinLocker\nAcer Arcade Deluxe\nCyberlink PowerDVD\nOberon GameZone\nAcer Crystal Eye\nAcer Video Conference Manager\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nSkype\nWindows Live Essentials - Wave 3.2\nAcer Accessory Store \nAcer Assist\nAcer Identity Card\nAcer Registration\nAcer Updater\neBay 2009 / Acer ePower Management, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Arcade Deluxe, Acer Backup Manager, Acer Video Conference Manager, Adobe Flash Player 10, Adobe Reader, Software Sonstige Software, Norton Online Backup, NTI Media Maker, Windows Live Essentials, Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:-Microsoft Office (Service Pack 2)\n-McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009 / -Microsoft Office (Service Pack 2)\n-McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009\n / McAfee Internet Security Suite / Microsoft Office (Service Pack 2), McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009 / Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Microsoft Works Office Home & Student 2007\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / 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 Capacity:500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.57 / 9.65
Height:1
Height (front):0.157 / 0.945 / 1
Height (rear):1 / 1.13
Weight:4 / 4.85 / 4.89 / 5.51
Width:13 / 13.5