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Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830T. 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 sound and design. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the energy efficiency, and there are some mixed views about the reliability and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Jason (bestbuy.ca)

Acer

 

Really good laptop overall but the touchpad is really small.

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:6000
Battery life (max):9
Battery performance:6000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black, Blue / Blue
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 14
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 power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS / 4.0
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:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.6 x 8.98 x 1.15
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
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:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
Processor technology:Hyper-Threading
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
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): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 53434 / 53450
Processor code:SR04J / SR04S / SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, User

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nWindows Live Essentials\nBing Bar
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

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

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.98 / 9.02
Height:1.15 / 1.2 / 1.54
Height (front):0.874
Height (rear):1.15
Weight:4.08
Width:12.6