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Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and keyboard. The battery and design are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the durability.

performance, design, battery, keyboard, price

durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire AS3830TG-6431

 

The Acer AS3830TG-6431 is one of the most powerful ultraportables on the market, even though it's far from being the lightest.

Good processing and graphics performance. Heavenly battery life. Affordable. USB 3.0 port included.

Hefty compared to competing models. Battery not removable by traditional methods.

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Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire 3830TG (i7/SSD) Subnotebook

 

Throttling reloaded. If the Core i5 already moaned as a consequen

Adequate scope of interfaces; Generous keyboard; Fan partly inactive in idle; Very good battery life; Low power consumption operation; Very good gaming performance in 13.3 inches

CPU throttling down to 1.2 GHz; Port positioning; High-gloss screen; Poor display rates; Permanently built-in 6 cell battery

The CPU throttling isn't eliminated, but has rather been reissued. Thus, customers buy an expensive i7 version of the Aspire 3830TG, but still don't have i7 performance.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire 3830TG Subnotebook

 

Small Flaw, Big Effect. Acer has come out the with the new genera

Snazzy Ice-Blue Design; Decent Variety of Ports; Generous Chiclet Keyboard; Fans Usually Silent in Idle Mode; Adequate Battery Life; Low Power Consumption in Idle Mode

CPU gets Throttled Quickly, Even during Everyday Use (Gaming); Placement of Ports; High-Gloss Screen; Mediocre Display; Hot under Heavy Use; Poor-Quality Speakers; Non-Removable Battery

13.3" subnotebooks with up-to-date hardware and other positive qualities. For example, the entry-level Acer Aspire 3750, the Asus U30SD-XA1, the Sony VAIO VPC-SB1Z9EB or the premium-grade Samsung 900X3A.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Mark (netbooklive.net)

Acer 3830TG review – the new generation 13.3 incher

 

Acer is out with a new line of TimelineX laptops, one of them being the 13.3 inch 3830TG, a subnotebook as they're called these days. It's a try to cover the need for a small laptop, which is closer...

The Acer 3830TG is a decently built machine, that learned from the mistakes of its predecessor (at least when it comes to the keyboard) and also added some very decent hardware. Also, it has a good video card that allows for some smooth gaming and HD...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Aspire 3830TG-6431 running Ubuntu Linux

 

I expect that the sound problem will eventually be fixed. I'm not optimistic about seeing a seamless solution to the Powersmart/Optimus problem. Still, I can usually find a power outlet. For Linux users there are probably better laptops out there...

fast, responsive keyboard, reasonable mouse pad, sharp display, thin and light, nifty looks, Cuda for scientists, runs at 800 MHz most of the time - so it is relatively cool

Running Ubuntu 11.04, there is no sound. This is an already reported bug but as of 8/30/2011 no one has been assigned to fix it afaik. Powersmart is not available on Linux, so the battery provides for only three hours. NVidia Optimus does not work,...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Perfect for the money!

 

It's not a desktop replacement as I think some people want it to be. it is an "ultra portable". I went from an XPS 16 to this laptop. It's so much lighter and very fast. I upgraded to an SSD and 8GB of Ram the day I got it.

700. Small. Can play games. Fast. Awesome battery life ; It's awesome for the price when you compare it to what else is out there. It's one of the more high end mobile gaming cards and it plays everything I want. Great boot times and crazy light...

Nothing I did not expect from a 13 inch laptop. The keyboard flex I read about is not even noticeable for me

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

gaming requires cooling

 

Other reviewers have stated the case seems flimsy and flexible but I do not find that to be an issue. The laptop is solid enough for regular use. non removable battery - I dont necessarily consider this a con but I do intend on replacing/upgrading the...

Graphics - Can run all current titles with adequate graphics settings; will be able to run future titles on low/med settings. Runs Starcraft 2 @ 1080p on my external monitor with med/high settings ; Very Portable - For a laptop that can run games and...

Cooling - Honestly I personally have not had a problem keeping the laptop cool but that because its sitting on my desk on a cooling pad. Also I bring the cooling pad with me when I take it other places ; Its totally possible to use this laptop casually...

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:6000
Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Blue / Blue
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black, Blue / Blue
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:33.8
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2.024
Discrete graphics adapter model:Nvidia Geforce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
Power requirements:100-240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:1.85
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:-0
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 28
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.8
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2640M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 100 C / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 53450 / 53452 / I7-2640M
Processor code:SR03R / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:Acer clear.fi, Acer Backup Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer ePower Management, Acer Crystal Eye, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Windows Live Essentials, Norton Online Backup, NTI Media Maker / Microsoft Office Starter \nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office 2010
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.8
Height :2.9 / 2.92 / 2.93
Height (front):2.22
Height (rear):2.92
Weight:1.85
Width:32.1