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Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371
alaScore 85

71 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and screen. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably.

portability, battery, design, screen, value for money

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money

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)

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Review Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481TG Notebook

 

Runtime whopper. Acer puts great value on mobility in the TravelM

Outstanding battery life; Low power consumption; Compact size; Graphics switching; Stable case; Small power adapter; Low weight; Elegant looks

Very audible in load; Slow solid state drive; No optical drive; Moderate screen rates; Wobbly keys

13 or 14 inch runtime whoppers, such as the Dell Vostro 3350, Samsung QX412-S01DE or Asus U36SD-RX114V.

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Review Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG Notebook

 

Hot. Acer launches its new TravelMate TimelineX generation onto t

Good workmanship; Good computing power; Solid battery life; Anti-glare display

Poor contrast; Low brightness; Poor heat dissipation

Why the heat is discharged so badly.

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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...

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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

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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

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Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T review

 

The Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T is a very svelte laptop for the travelling businessman. Sadly, its odd battery bulges out of the back making it more awkward to fit into a case. With a slim bezel, fair performance and various security features, it's...

Slim body ; Metal chassis is sturdy when closed ; Comfortable tilted angle when typing ; Good battery life

Lid feels weak when open ; Large battery hump somewhat negates the slim design

The Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T offers an average performance for the money but makes up for it with a slim and fairly sturdy shell. If you can put up with that awkward battery and don't mind the seriously dull looks, it's worth checking out.

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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.

Recommended!

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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...

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Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371 review

 

We're not normally huge fans of business-orientated laptops, but the Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371 has won us over. It's attractive, offers decent performance and battery life, and represents good value for money

Good keyboard ; Non-reflective screen ; Understated design

Quite heavy ; Poor graphics card in our review sample

Conclusion We like the Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371. It's attractive in an understated sort of way, offers strong performance and boasts good battery life. Laptops such as the MSI X340 might suit a more fashion-conscious crowd, but, all things...

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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...

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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