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Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The performance and battery also get good opinions. Comments are divided on the reliability.

portability, battery, performance, screen, usability

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371 from 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 Reviewers really like the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably.

design, price, usability

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

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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

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 (

Acer TravelMate TM8371 notebook


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. It's clear the Acer TM8371 is a business-oriented machine. It packs excellent...

Excellent battery life, thin and light

Looks very boring, poor gaming performance

It's clear the Acer TM8371 is a business-oriented machine. It packs excellent performance and oodles of battery life into a very thin, very light, but very dull frame. It doesn't win any awards for gaming performance, but we don't suspect that's what...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

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: Stephen Patrick (

Acer TravelMate laptop


Whenever a new technology comes along there will always be the early adopters, those people who must have the latest features regardless of the price. If you fall into that category then you'll be in for a treat with the Acer TravelMate 8215WLMi. Sony...

Blu-ray drive, super powerful


The core specification of the Acer TravelMate 8215WLMi can’t be faulted and the fact you get plenty of power and battery life, makes it an ideal notebook. If you can live with the ageing GPU and less than perfect screen, all in the name of having...

Dec, 2006


Expert review by: (

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

Expert review by: Alan Lu (

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 review by: Andy Vandervell (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Dimensions & Weight


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


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.0625 / 0.125 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 1.024 / 1.631 / 1.695 / 1.759 / 2.304 / 4.606
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


Country Kits:Canada/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate/Acer TravelMate Timeline

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Type: None


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 Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz/1.4GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):12.8 / 17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L2 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Number:SU7300/SU9400
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 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 / Intel Pentium U5000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 18 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / No / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:36697 / 42791 / 43529 / 43537 / 43560 / 47341 / 49020 / 49022 / 49058 / 49156 / 50028 / 50175 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor package size:22 / 34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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