Acer Aspire Timeline 3810TZG , Intel® Pentium Dual Core ULV SU4100 Processor, 13.3" HD Screen, Win 7 Home Premium, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Dedicated Graphics £369.97 @ Save On Laptops - HotUKDeals
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I wanted an ultra portable laptop - more power than a netbook but with great battery life. This one has more than 8 hours of battery life.

Here's a review of the slightly lower spec model:

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/laptops/356191/acer-aspire-timeline-3810tz

The next nearest price I could find is £480 from Acer Direct!

Processor Intel® Pentium® Dual Core ULV (SU4100, 1.3Ghz, 800Mhz, 2MB L2 cache)
Screen 13.3" (Acer CineCrystal, 1366x768 HD, High Brightness, LED Backlit)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
RAM 4GB (DDR3 1066MHZ)
Hard Drive 320GB
Graphics 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 3x USB 2.0 ports
Speakers Intergrated Stereo Speakers
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI 1 HDMI Connector
Battery Life 7-8 Hours (up to 8 hours with power management)
Weight 1-2 Kg (This Model 1.6 Kg)
Warranty 12 Months Acer Collect & Return
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#1
Tempted...

Would I be right in thinking the 4810TZG here is exactly the same but with a DVD drive for £30 extra?

Edited By: inicholson on Oct 14, 2010 22:26: shpelling
#2
Both look great to me, would I be right in thinking these should run L4D on low setting comfortably? According to http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-4330.13973.0.html the graphics card will just about (~30 fps) run Crysis on min settings!
#3
inicholson
Would I be right in thinking the 4810TZG here is exactly the same but with a DVD drive for £30 extra?

It also has a larger screen and weighs more.
#4
If you're less interested in dedicated graphics, want a better CPU, and have a bit more cash...

14": http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_TimelineX_4820T_966949.html
#5
dazbradbury
If you're less interested in dedicated graphics, want a better CPU, and have a bit more cash...

14": http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_TimelineX_4820T_966949.html



But it's no longer an ultra portable at 2.2kg and at that price (even with reduction) there are alternatives.
#6
dazbradbury
If you're less interested in dedicated graphics, want a better CPU, and have a bit more cash...

14": http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_TimelineX_4820T_966949.html


It also doesnt have dedicated Graphics, so not so hot for people who want to game (or crack wi-fi passwords).

It is a beautiful laptop though, it's what I'm typing from right now.
#7
david1274
dazbradbury
If you're less interested in dedicated graphics, want a better CPU, and have a bit more cash...

14": http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_TimelineX_4820T_966949.html



But it's no longer an ultra portable at 2.2kg and at that price (even with reduction) there are alternatives.


Well, some places seem to say it's 2kg, others 2.2kg.

I've also seen 2.07kg posted: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/laptops/358549/acer-aspire-timelinex-4820t

But you're right, it's no where near as light.
#8
Acer = crap battery

You'll need a new one after 10 months - and they are only warrantied for a year (unless you buy laptop from Tesco).
#9
I was thinking of getting one of these beauty's ;)

Best laptop ever
#10
It also doesnt have dedicated Graphics, so not so hot for people who want to game (or crack wi-fi passwords).It is a beautiful laptop though, it's what I'm typing from right now.

Not that I want to, but why is dedicated graphics important for cracking wi-fi passwords?
#11
I bought one of these this week - it's a blinding deal and would suit most people's requirements. Maybe not for gamers but I've played full 1080p over a wireless-N network extremely smoothly. Battery life is not the 8 hours quoted but still very good.

I was going to post this deal a while ago but thought I might buy another and didn't want them all to disappear(!) but it's here now - go for it - you won't regret it and I looked around a lot!
#12
Samme
It also doesnt have dedicated Graphics, so not so hot for people who want to game (or crack wi-fi passwords).It is a beautiful laptop though, it's what I'm typing from right now.


Not that I want to, but why is dedicated graphics important for cracking wi-fi passwords?


Because software uses the GPU to speed up the process (reduces password recovery time by a factor of 50).
Although it will still struggle with a truly good password.
#13
spruceyb
Because software uses the GPU to speed up the process (reduces password recovery time by a factor of 50).Although it will still struggle with a truly good password.

That's pretty interesting. I would've thought simply having a faster processor would be better (not that I know much about these things). Still, I'll just stick with the old trick of trying the most common passwords, or finding where it's written down.
:p
#14
This or the Asus UL30A Anyone help me with my dilema, both about the same price... but UL30a is 2gb RAM and a celeron with onboard graphics....?
#15
does it have an optical drive?
#16
anyone... I ordered CPW UL30A but am considering cancelling the order.. but its acer...
#17
jamhops
anyone... I ordered CPW UL30A but am considering cancelling the order.. but its acer...


If you're interested in gaming on it, then cancel the order and get this one.
However if you're just gonna be doing basic stuff on it, Word Processing, Web Browsing, some basic media editing, then I'd probably stick with the Asus (as you seem to express a dislike of Acer).

Is it the Celeron 723 in the Asus you ordered? Or is it the SU2300?
#18
spruceyb
jamhops
anyone... I ordered CPW UL30A but am considering cancelling the order.. but its acer...


If you're interested in gaming on it, then cancel the order and get this one.
However if you're just gonna be doing basic stuff on it, Word Processing, Web Browsing, some basic media editing, then I'd probably stick with the Asus (as you seem to express a dislike of Acer).

Is it the Celeron 723 in the Asus you ordered? Or is it the SU2300?


It has the SU2300. My thing with Acer is batterys dont like to last long at all but... but I am wondering If with the new technology they may have a longer life, I am leaning to the Acer as dont game so much on PC now adays but do do computing at uni so need it to program. So like a laptop with a bit of power,

But only ever had a Asus eee 701 so dont know there reliability?

The only thing making me consider Asus really is it looks nice has great reviews, long battery, nice keyboard oh and is meant to arrive today.
Acers draws are power, is a true dual core (not a celeron), dedicated graphics, battery life (if it lasts) 3 years warranty for £30... so they seem to have faith in it unlike Asus.

So....
#19
jamhops
spruceyb
jamhops
anyone... I ordered CPW UL30A but am considering cancelling the order.. but its acer...


If you're interested in gaming on it, then cancel the order and get this one.
However if you're just gonna be doing basic stuff on it, Word Processing, Web Browsing, some basic media editing, then I'd probably stick with the Asus (as you seem to express a dislike of Acer).

Is it the Celeron 723 in the Asus you ordered? Or is it the SU2300?


It has the SU2300. My thing with Acer is batterys dont like to last long at all but... but I am wondering If with the new technology they may have a longer life, I am leaning to the Acer as dont game so much on PC now adays but do do computing at uni so need it to program. So like a laptop with a bit of power,

But only ever had a Asus eee 701 so dont know there reliability?

The only thing making me consider Asus really is it looks nice has great reviews, long battery, nice keyboard oh and is meant to arrive today.
Acers draws are power, is a true dual core (not a celeron), dedicated graphics, battery life (if it lasts) 3 years warranty for £30... so they seem to have faith in it unlike Asus.

So....


Asus comes with 2 Year Global Warranty I believe which isn't too bad and the SU2300 isnt so bad except for its apparent lack of SpeedStep (it's 100mhz slower than the SU4100 and has 1MB cache instead of 2mb).
Never owned an Asus so cant say much about them but I had an Acer 5310 which has lasted a long time and is still my back-up laptop (running Ubuntu and battery still getting 90mins after 3+ years). Then I had a Compaq which was awful, now I'm a Acer 4820T user and it's pretty good.

They're both good options, I guess you've got to weigh up the pro's and con's of both and decide yourself.
#20
virus
Acer = crap battery

You'll need a new one after 10 months
Seems fairly implausible as there are very few manufacturers of such things - remember the global shortage when one factory caught fire?

Have you got evidence for your statement, or is it based on a sample of one? My sample of one has shown no sign of the battery dying after 18 months.
#21
Good solid review here, same chassis but much worse components, ignore the part about performance:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Acer-Aspire-3810T-Notebook.18238.0.html

Only downsides were average sound and screen too shiny for any outdoors (but i love a glossy screen).

The battery life wont be 'As good' as in the review, but should still be great. The performance will be much better than in the above review.
#22
#23
otherparty


Depends if the Dedicated Graphics is something you want. If you can make do without then go with the Toshiba using code '5200' at checkout to get it for £313.49
#24
yeh, thanks...that's what i'm thinking. i already have an ACER Aspire 5920 laptop with dedicated graphics (which is so heavy it has turned into a desktop lol), so don't really need dedicated graphics for this. from what i can see, this ACER and the Toshiba are pretty much the same otherwise (except for a bit more RAM here), so i think the Toshiba will do fine...
#25
otherparty
yeh, thanks...that's what i'm thinking. i already have an ACER Aspire 5920 laptop with dedicated graphics (which is so heavy it has turned into a desktop lol), so don't really need dedicated graphics for this. from what i can see, this ACER and the Toshiba are pretty much the same otherwise (except for a bit more RAM here), so i think the Toshiba will do fine...


Yeah and 4GB of RAM is a lil' overkill at this kind of spec / price range. Plus the Toshiba gets you built in Bluetooth which is always nice.
#26
just bought the Toshiba thru TCB so should get 3% cashback as well 8)
#27
Acer customer service is very poor when things go wrong
1 Like #28
Muffinsrevenge
Acer customer service is very poor when things go wrong


This i can confirm, however is other brands' customer service that much better?
#29
Great machine...

I want one :)
#30
otherparty1 person likes this
Muffinsrevenge
Acer customer service is very poor when things go wrong


This i can confirm, however is other brands' customer service that much better?

My asus was repaired for free even though it was probably my fault it broke, always got through to phone people quickly and problem was sorted out efficiently even by overseas call centres. They even repaired all cosmetics (cracked base, top, smashed lid and screen scratch) from when I dropped it for just £30 which to me seems basically cost. The laptop came back as if it were new but with all my files in tact!

I havent heard anything like this about acer...
#31
jacksonliam
otherparty1 person likes this
Muffinsrevenge
Acer customer service is very poor when things go wrong


This i can confirm, however is other brands' customer service that much better?

My asus was repaired for free even though it was probably my fault it broke, always got through to phone people quickly and problem was sorted out efficiently even by overseas call centres. They even repaired all cosmetics (cracked base, top, smashed lid and screen scratch) from when I dropped it for just £30 which to me seems basically cost. The laptop came back as if it were new but with all my files in tact!

I havent heard anything like this about acer...


WOW! can only dream of such service with ACER ;)
banned#32
Could someone confirm the exact Wifi card model? I think I have found it as Intel 5100 and a full size mini PCIE card but need to know the size as I need to be able to fit a different one which is full size

Plus could confirm
Audio - Realtek ALCxxx ???
LAN - Atheros 8131
VGA - switch between HD4330 & GMA4500 but can it be fixed as Radeon only in BIOS?

Thanks guys
#33
do someone know where could you find (DVR-K17RS?)
#34
If someone know plz reply :D

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