Acer aspire timelinex 1830T
Acer's 11.6-inch Aspire Timeline alternation has produced a cardinal of able performers beneath $600. But how abundant added could an added Benjamin buy? The best recent archetypal in the line, the TimelineX 1830T, appearance the fresh Intel Core i5-430UM processor. This ULV CPU makes Acer's ultraportable one of the best able on the bazaar beneath a grand, while carrying about 6 hours of array life. We additionally like the textured lid and glassy lines. Is all of that account $699?
The Aspire TimelineX 1830T looks about identical to the Aspire One 721 netbook. It has the aforementioned graceful contour (1 to 1.1 inches thin) but weighs a little bit added (2.8 pounds against 3 pounds). Nevertheless, the 1830T is accessible to carry, and its dual-core application is account the added few ounces.
We're animated that Acer has ditched the fingerprint-magnet ablaze lids for a atramentous matte cover; ours had a arrangement on the lid that was evocative of design plating. Inside, the accouter looks like brushed aluminum. As with antecedent models, the keyboard is matte black, and the bezel is a ablaze black.
Thankfully, the 1810T's six-cell array does not appendage out the back. Instead, it bumps out of the bottom, angry the arrangement at a slight bottomward bend appear the user.
Overall, the 1830T ran hardly warmer than the 1810TZ, but not by much. After arena a Hulu video at abounding awning for 15 minutes, the touchpad and the breadth amid the G and H keys was 88 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively, and the average of the basic got as aerial as 101 degrees. That aftermost temperature is about a account for concern; we accede annihilation over 100 degrees to be hot.
Keyboard and Touchpad
Like best added Acer notebooks, the 1810T's keyboard has Acer's flat, non-chamfered FineTip keys that accept a hardly textured feel. The blueprint is abutting to abounding size, and we acknowledge that the appropriate Shift key is ample and in the able place. We were accounting at abounding acceleration in no time at all.
The touchpad sits even with the deck, and it's alone bound by two curve on either side. At 2.6 x 1.5 inches, it's a bit small, and we begin ourselves accepting to bash added than we'd like to move about the desktop. The accompanying argent buttons accepted nice and crisp. However, the body affection of our archetypal was somewhat questionable: while the buttons were accumbent accurately on the identical Aspire One 721, we noticed that the larboard button on the 1830T was hardly college in the middle.
Display and Sound
The 1830T's 11.6-inch affectation has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is appealing accepted for screens this size. That agency beneath scrolling back examination web pages or abstracts than back application a netbook, and that you can appearance high-definition agreeable in 720p. The awning is bright, too. Back watching Aerial Fidelity on Hulu, we enjoyed adequately acceptable colors—reds were a little muted—and abysmal blacks; three bodies appearance the awning calmly sitting ancillary by side. However, the ablaze accomplishment created confusing reflections.
The 1810T's speakers, amid on the base of the deck's advanced lip, were accomplished for a baby anthology (lack of bass notwithstanding), but their adjustment acquired complete to be deadened while the anthology was in our lap. Back the anthology was placed on a adamantine surface, such as a coffee table, music played from Slacker was able to reflect upwards, and was added