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Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The battery and performance are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the image quality, and there are some mixed opinions about the size.

portability, performance, battery, design, screen

image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371 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 TravelMate Timeline 8371

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

design, price, usability

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

This summary is based on the product: Acer Timeline 13.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400, 4GB RAM 320GB HD, NO ODD, WXGA)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Travelmate 8371 Timeline Notebook

 

The Slim One. In the meantime, the Acer Timeline Series is availa

Case quality; Non-glare display surface; Long battery life; Efficient computing performance; Low weight; Chic and slim design; Very quiet battery mode; Includes XP Professional as a downgrade via recovery DVD; Docking port and fingerprint reader

Fan runs almost permanently; Meager software equipment; UMTS not yet available; Interface connection isn't ideal; Restricted display opening angle

It's own Aspire Timeline 3810T managed to come closest to our test model and is also available with a dedicated graphic, UMTS and at a somewhat lower price. The MSI X340 and the Lenovo Ideapad U350 (currently being tested) are available with only...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Duncan Geere (pocket-lint.com)

Acer TravelMate TM8371 notebook review

 

Earlier in the year, Acer announced its TravelMate 8000 Timeline series - a set of notebooks designed for business users that combine performance, security and battery life. The TM8371 has a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a...

Excellent battery life, thin and light

Looks very boring, poor gaming performance

Excellent performance and oodles of battery life in a thin, light, but dull frame. It doesn't win any awards for gaming performance, but we don't suspect that's what it was designed to do

Sep, 2009
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Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Acer TravelMate 8371 review

 

Does swapping power for battery life and mobility pay off in this business laptop?

Excellent battery life ; Brilliantly mobile ; Well-specced

Not great performance ; No optical drive

A fine business machine, but limited for other users - or those who need a disc drive

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371-944G32N review

 

Acer's TravelMate Timeline is one of the best ultra-portable laptops we've seen thanks to its excellent battery life and performance.

Oct, 2009

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371--944G32N review

 

Acer's TravelMate Timeline 8371 has a plain, grey appearance that looks dowdy compared to most ultra-portable laptops. It feels sturdy, though, with an especially rigid lid that barely flexes at all under pressure.

Acer's TravelMate Timeline is one of the best ultra-portable laptops we've seen thanks to its excellent battery life and performance.

Oct, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371-944G32N - 13.3in Laptop

 

Acer produces a business version of its Timeline design, adding a fingerprint reader, docking connector and a business-friendly design.

If you're a businessman who has always wanted an ultra-portable but couldn't justify the expense, the TravelMate Timeline 8731 should make you very happy. Its outstanding battery life and realistic price are its best points, but it also retains enough...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Laptopfreak (laptop-review.eu)

Acer TravelMate 8371 - Amazing battery life

 

We are starting up our laptop reviews after a bit of a hiatus, and here in the fall we will be trying out a number of different laptops from previously reviewed manufacturers. To start with – a Timeline from well-known Acer.

Very mobile ; Good display ; Simple design ; Good battery life

No optical drive ; Too much useless software that requires registration

The Acer TM8371 is a decent computer for the student or traveller in that it offers a long battery life and does not take up too much space. The computer is simple in its design and thus physically user friendly. However, it contains way too much...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

A TravelMate Timeline Laptop : Acer Timeline TravelMate 8371

 

As a regular user of an Acer TravelMate laptop, I was pleased to receive one of the company's 8000 Timeline series for review. This was the slim-line TravelMate 8371 which is aimed at the business users and currently comes with Windows Vista Business.

Decked out in a matt black case (not everybody needs or wants a reflective sheen) with dimensions of 323.6 x 228 x 26mm (W x D x H) in its closed state, this laptop is not going to show you up when you bring it out in company whether in the home,...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (itpro.co.uk)

AcerTravelMate Timeline TM8371

 

Acer claims its TravelMate Timeline business range offers all day working in a thin and light design. We took its 13.3in model for a spin to see if it lives up to the claims.

With frankly amazing battery life, lasting as long as 10 hours under light use, and some excellent specifications make this great for those on the road. We didn't like keyboard that much but overall this is an excellent value package.

Aug, 2009

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Expert review by: Allan (laptop-review.eu)

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371T. A well designed companion

 

Summer is upon us and many of us are off to warmer pastures, but we still find the time to do a review now and then. With the fact in mind schools and universities will soon start up anew, we aim to do a number of hot reviews for the student segment.

Battery ; Display ; Materials ; Weight

Performance (only slightly!) ; Noise

Acer delivers a solid product when it comes to the more physical aspects. The overall feel is great and it appears to be made of more than just cheap materials so you don't feel ripped off. This is pretty important when you cross that £500-600 threshold.

Jul, 2009
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Product Specifications

Less than 1" thin and weighing just over a kilo, the TravelMate 8371 combines the ultra-portability of a small form factor with the solid performance and great functionality of regular-size notebooks. View clear visuals on the 13.3" widescreen, multitask with ease, and stay connected to your business wherever it takes you. No matter how heavy your workload gets, the TravelMate 8371 keeps it light for you.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9in
Height:1in
Weight:3.7lbs
Width:12.8in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:8371-6457/8371-8370
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate/Acer TravelMate Timeline

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade

Processor

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

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

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:250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD