Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T - 13" Thin and light laptop - Core 2 Duo SU9400 - 4GB DDR3 RAM - 320GB - 8 hour battery - Bluetooth + Wireless N - NOW £365.40 ONLY @ IT247.com (Delivered) - HotUKDeals
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Great specs for the money methinks.

Use voucher code MYVWIN25 for this price (2.5% off) - expires 28.02.11.

Dimensions (WxDxH) - 32.2 cm x 22.8 cm x 2.9 cm

Weight - 1.6 kg

Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 ULV ( Dual-Core )

4 GB RAM (installed) / 8 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz

5 in 1 Card Reader

320 GB - Serial ATA-150 Hard Drive

13.3" LED backlight CineCrystal TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )

Intel GMA 4500MHD Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0

Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft), Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Intel WiFi Link 5100

Integrated - 1 Megapixel Camera

6-cell Lithium Ion Battery - Run Time (Up To) 9 hour(s)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

ENERGY STAR Qualified
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#1
I know theres been some great deals going round including the recent samsung with the core i3 (or was it i5?) but i thought this deal was worthy of posting for those who need a solid reliable battery. Its also cheaper and in my opinion the specs are great for the package it comes in. I wouldve snapped this up if i hadnt recently bought the lenovo from saveonlaptops. should really stop looking on HUKD :P
#2
looks good - well rated good price and spec if needed -- i wil wait as prices dropping
#3
very good value
#4
I have the 3810TGZ which is basically the same as this but with a discreet graphics card. It was £330 at saveonlaptops a few months ago - but is around £400 now I think. Its a great little machine - the processor isn't nearly as fast as the i3 but I've found it more than keeps up with whatever I throw at it. I've played half life 2 right through and it looked great.

On the down side, the build quality is rubbish. My first one went back because the fan didnt work and the second because the screen backlight died in places. The cover on the lid is thin and flimsy. It really does feel week and poorly made in general.
#5
I liked the TravelMate they had for around the same money, Ok it did not have HMDI but apart from that its a lot better build, as the TravelMate is a business laptop, its tougher.
1 Like #6
The Samsung seems like a no-brainer alternative to me; far more powerful, better built quality, and only costs 10% more.

Only redeeming point is the 7200mAh battery vs the 5900mAh found in the Samsung.
#7
Yep, very good battery and, not surprisingly, CPU is poor. e.g.
This CPU benchmark 961
Samsung CPU benchmark 2055
#8
Musicrab
Yep, very good battery and, not surprisingly, CPU is poor. e.g.
This CPU benchmark 961
Samsung CPU benchmark 2055

Have to agree - the Samsung is a far better deal. The CPU is a mile better, as are the integrated graphics on the i3.
#9
Would this be able to run some basic games?

And no, I don't mean like solitaire and minesweeper.
#10
TehJumpingJawa
The Samsung seems like a no-brainer alternative to me; far more powerful, better built quality, and only costs 10% more.

Only redeeming point is the 7200mAh battery vs the 5900mAh found in the Samsung.


It's shocking that that i3 is faster than a core 2 duo, the core i3 is one of the bottom end cpus whereas the core 2duo was never bottom end

I suppose it shows how much they've improved

Edited By: stezo2k on Feb 21, 2011 13:41
#11
Anything simular for 300(GBP)?
#12
stezo2k
It's shocking that that i3 is faster than a core 2 duo, the core i3 is one of the bottom end cpus whereas the core 2duo was never bottom endI suppose it shows how much they've improved

There’s not that much difference between an i3 and the dual core i7.
The main difference is Turbo Boost so it’s not exactly a low end architecture.
#13
Can anyone suggest any laptops that have a decent spec, are lightweight and have long battery life like this one BUT with a 15" screen? £400 budget. Ideally i3. I've seen a few recently between £300 and £400 like this one that look good to me but they have this reduced screen size.

Or am I asking for too much by wanting battery life along with 15" on the cheap?

Cheers
#14
The i3 was meant to take over from the low end core 2 duo's. In any case the chip in this is a ultra low voltage core 2 duo so it really isnt comparable to the chip in the samsung at all. Based on banchmarks, the i3 in the samsung is over twice as quick
1 Like #15
While I agree that if you're considering CPU benchmarks, the Samsung appears 'better value for money' because you're getting a 'mile better' CPU for extra 35 quid, but realistically when using the laptop for the things that I need it for (office, browsing, youtube and iplayer) there would only be a slight difference in performance yet a significant difference in portability due to battery life (and the tad extra weight). That extra 2-3 hours of battery is crucial to me due to my long hours at work.

Its about balancing specs and portability. If the battery life isn't an issue for you, then by all means quickly grab the Samsung while you can. I'm not saying the Samsung has crap battery- 5-6 hours is pretty decent especially considering that many people have been buying atom netbooks with 3-4 hours (which I don't understand as it defeats the whole purpose of having a small portable laptop). For me, when I was looking for a 13", I wanted at least 7-8 hours of battery.

I have a decent desktop with a better processor than the Samsung and a small laptop with the SU4100 - I can barely tell the difference in terms of speed. I think sometimes people get so fixated with the 'specs' and 'benchmarks' when they don't really need to - we dont all need high end CPUs.

This lecture is kinda ironic considering my opening line in the original post :P

Great specs for the money methinks.
#16
Got the solo core 14" version and I'm actually surprised at the speed of it, can easily watch iPlayer through HDMI in full screen while chatting on Facebook on the laptops display, and so on. Really impressed with mine
#17
brewskeyboy
Can anyone suggest any laptops that have a decent spec, are lightweight and have long battery life like this one BUT with a 15" screen? £400 budget. Ideally i3. I've seen a few recently between £300 and £400 like this one that look good to me but they have this reduced screen size.

Or am I asking for too much by wanting battery life along with 15" on the cheap?

Cheers


https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Toshiba_Satellite_Pro_C660-12F_1017088.html

5-6 hours ok?
#18
Voda
brewskeyboy
Can anyone suggest any laptops that have a decent spec, are lightweight and have long battery life like this one BUT with a 15" screen? £400 budget. Ideally i3. I've seen a few recently between £300 and £400 like this one that look good to me but they have this reduced screen size.

Or am I asking for too much by wanting battery life along with 15" on the cheap?

Cheers


https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Toshiba_Satellite_Pro_C660-12F_1017088.html


5-6 hours ok?


Ooo, good job - thanks! I'll have to read a bit more about this 'cashback' business they're offering. Also not sure about Toshiba. Some people recommend them but of the ones I've known people to have, they always look and feel really cheap and tacky.
#19
brewskeyboy
Can anyone suggest any laptops that have a decent spec, are lightweight and have long battery life like this one BUT with a 15" screen? £400 budget. Ideally i3. I've seen a few recently between £300 and £400 like this one that look good to me but they have this reduced screen size.Or am I asking for too much by wanting battery life along with 15" on the cheap?Cheers


You can get a Timeline X series with up to 8 hours battery life from Saveonlaptops
14” i3 = £430
15” i3 = £500

For £400 you might find the older Timeline 15” model but that uses the same CPU range as this deal; it’s the same series in fact.
#20
Here we go for £400 - Acer Aspire Timeline 5810TZG
Intel Pentium Dual Core ULV (SU4100, 1.3Ghz, 800Mhz, 2MB L2 cache)
Screen 15.6" (Acer CineCrystal, 1366x768 HD, High Brightness, LED Backlit)
Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
4GB (DDR3 1066MHZ)
500GB
Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
Dedicated (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 with 512MB Dedicated RAM)
Wireless LAN Wireless (WIFI LINK A,B,G,N Includes MIMO)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Yes (Acer Crystal Eye Integrated 1.0Mp webcam)
Card Reader 5-in-1 card reader (SD//MS/MS-Pro/MMC/xD-Picture card™)
USB Ports 4x USB 2.0 Ports
HDMI 1 HDMI Connector
Battery Life 7-8 Hours (up to 8 hours with power management)
Weight 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.39 Kg)
Warranty 12 Months Acer Collect & Return
1 Like #21
I have this but with the HD4330 graphics.
I was a massive acer nay-sayer before I got this laptop.

Great build quality, fantastic speed, I put a SSD in mine and it boots windows 7 to desktop from on button in 35 seconds.
The screen is great and so is the keyboard.

The battery life WOW's - using the intel intgrated (same chip as in this deal) I've had it on for at least 9 Hours straight at Uni (Granted, maybe an hour with the screen closed down) before it died.

Using the ATI graphics with wifi on I get a solid 5-6 hours before the battery tops out.

Also, on battery with the SSD its completely silent as the fan spins down.

Its also possible to overclock the processor to 1.8GHZ with no noticeable heat issues or battery life loss.

Edited By: jacksonliam on Feb 21, 2011 18:56
#22
jacksonliam
I have this but with the HD4330 graphics.
I was a massive acer nay-sayer before I got this laptop.

Great build quality, fantastic speed, I put a SSD in mine and it boots windows 7 to desktop from on button in 35 seconds.


I'm typing this on a 3810TGZ right now. "Great build quality"? You have to be kidding! Touch where it Says "Acer" under the screen, and watch the entire case bend. Touch the word "Acer" on the outside of the lid and watch the same thing happen. Look online for problems with the LED backlight packing in, like mine did. Its a great laptop, but I've seen more well put together Christmas cards.

jacksonliam

Also, on battery with the SSD its completely silent as the fan spins down.

Its also possible to overclock the processor to 1.8GHZ with no noticeable heat issues or battery life loss.


You can overclock the ATI graphics too, with little heat or battery consequence. Oh, and I'm jealous about the SSD - I really want to put one in my machine. Btw, do you think that is helpping your battery life a little?
1 Like #23
profet
jacksonliam
I have this but with the HD4330 graphics.
[quote=jacksonliam]
Also, on battery with the SSD its completely silent as the fan spins down.

Its also possible to overclock the processor to 1.8GHZ with no noticeable heat issues or battery life loss.


You can overclock the ATI graphics too, with little heat or battery consequence. Oh, and I'm jealous about the SSD - I really want to put one in my machine. Btw, do you think that is helpping your battery life a little?

Got the GPU slightly overclocked but mine kept crashing, especially on battery, with the kind of GPU overclocks other people are talking about.

I didn't make it clear I have both the 500GB HDD and a tiny little 30GB SSD fitted to the second sata port!
I think the SSD does help, the HDD spins down for most of the time!

I've had laptops across all the makes and cant fault the quality of this one! Is yours the "944G50n" version? Maybe older versions have worse build quality.

What you pressing the plastic below the screen for anyway? LOL
The base of the laptop feels very solid as I often pick it up with one hand (because its also that light)
#24
jacksonliam

Got the GPU slightly overclocked but mine kept crashing, especially on battery, with the kind of GPU overclocks other people are talking about.

I didn't make it clear I have both the 500GB HDD and a tiny little 30GB SSD fitted to the second sata port!
I think the SSD does help, the HDD spins down for most of the time!

I've had laptops across all the makes and cant fault the quality of this one! Is yours the "944G50n" version? Maybe older versions have worse build quality.

What you pressing the plastic below the screen for anyway? LOL
The base of the laptop feels very solid as I often pick it up with one hand (because its also that light)


Ok, now I am really jealous about the SSD if it can fit with the regular HDD too. Which one did you get, and how much was it? Can you fit win7 on 30GBs ok? Was it easy enough to open up, and will it invalidate the warranty (ie will they be able to tell?)

About the build quality - the base is fine (I carry it around one handed too), and I think it'll last ok - its just the lid that bothers me - its flimsy and doesn't protect the screen. Time will tell...
#25
I got one and am happy with it. As mention build quality seems great and acer have outdone them selfs for once. I also love the bio finger print recognition as it really does work !! I mean always works . Great lappy for everyday use as it was built for business use and feel like its going to last long time. Would buy it for entertainment tough. HTH
#26
Ps I got it from it 247 and they shipped it very quickly. Only upon delivery did i realise that i live from there dispatch warehouse 2 streets away no joke. Its In Birmingham Walford road.
#27
HotAndSpicyDeals
I got one and am happy with it. As mention build quality seems great and acer have outdone them selfs for once. I also love the bio finger print recognition as it really does work !! I mean always works . Great lappy for everyday use as it was built for business use and feel like its going to last long time. Would buy it for entertainment tough. HTH


If you have a fingerprint scanner, then you don't have this laptop!
#28
profet
HotAndSpicyDeals
I got one and am happy with it. As mention build quality seems great and acer have outdone them selfs for once. I also love the bio finger print recognition as it really does work !! I mean always works . Great lappy for everyday use as it was built for business use and feel like its going to last long time. Would buy it for entertainment tough. HTH


If you have a fingerprint scanner, then you don't have this laptop!


The spec and the screen size of mine is same. By the looks of it the only deference would be the finger print scanner. Still a good laptop even without the scanner :)
#29
got one with ati/su9400 but don't know how to overclock it? can anyone help, link me to some site? thanks in advance
#30
GB credit crunch
got one with ati/su9400 but don't know how to overclock it? can anyone help, link me to some site? thanks in advance


Acer Aspire Timeline Owners Lounge Forum

Check out post 1858.

Edited By: profet on Feb 25, 2011 22:32
#31
Acer Aspire Timeline Owners Lounge Forum
thanks you'r my savior, i'll try all the tricks tomorrow. Got this laptop today from fleabay, really nice piece of kit. thanks again :)

Check out post 1858.
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Edited By: GB credit crunch on Feb 26, 2011 08:16: info
1 Like #32
profet
[quote=jacksonliam]
Ok, now I am really jealous about the SSD if it can fit with the regular HDD too. Which one did you get, and how much was it? Can you fit win7 on 30GBs ok? Was it easy enough to open up, and will it invalidate the warranty (ie will they be able to tell?)

About the build quality - the base is fine (I carry it around one handed too), and I think it'll last ok - its just the lid that bothers me - its flimsy and doesn't protect the screen. Time will tell...

Yes I can take the SSD out in a Jiffy, had to take most of the screws out to put it in though, there were lots and lots of screws!
However I'm pretty sure it doesn't change the warranty.

30GB isn't a lot and certain programs (Visual studio, for example) need way too much space on the C drive.
If im honest, It was a massive pain getting everything into 30GB, and it left me putting word and other things on the D drive, which give them little freezes every nown again (on battery only) while they wait for the HDD to spin up after its span down.

However it does make windows 7 very speedy :D

I would happily pay £100 (maybe a bit more) for a 64GB drive that would fit! Transcend apparently have one but I can't find it for sale anywhere!

Its the 30GB SSDNOW I've got:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2010/08/26/kingston-ssdnow-v-series-review-30gb/1

The card that fits is called a Half-slim Sata (Or Half Sata).
#33
Thanks Jacksonliam, great info! I'm gonna hold out for that 64GB, even if its in a year or so.

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