Acer launches new Timeline X notebooks with Sandy Bridge

By Matthew ยท 5 replies
Apr 6, 2011
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  1. Acer has unveiled its third-generation Timeline X notebooks in Taiwan today, including 13.3 (3830TG), 14.4 (4830TG) and 15.6-inch (5830TG) iterations. According to Engadget, all of the notebooks on display are equipped with a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-2410M processor, an Nvidia GT540M with 2GB of DDR3 VRAM, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 640GB hard drive, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a 1366x768 display.

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  2. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,070   +427

    When are these companies going to learn that graphics are a major deal breaker for laptops. You can get just about any laptop if you don't care about graphics, but if you want real performance for Photoshop, CAD or anything else, you have to have the graphics. Most college and high school guys want to play games too. Why not give them a laptop that looks professional but is capable of gaming and high load applications.
  3. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Posts: 164

    i have a timeline x and it is by far the best purchase i have ever made i get 5 to 8 hours of websurfing and taking notes. On top of that i can game on it with my 5670 and it is amazing that it generates little heat and still gets 3 hours of battery life. I think this is the best laptop ever made also being so light.
    Good job acer.
  4. AlienOverlord

    AlienOverlord TS Rookie Posts: 27

    The two in the back look pretty nice.
  5. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    The graphics card on these lap tops actual aren't that bad. I have a gt 230m on my laptop with and i7 720QM and I can max out almost any game. 1366x768 isn't that demanding on the graphics processor and the only game I have tried yet that I couldn't max is Crysis 2 which I had to run on medium settings.

    I have no clue why they would only include 2 gigs of ram on this laptop. Even the cheapest of laptops now include 4 gigs so I would defiantly expect to see that on a $1,000 + laptop.
  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    Nah, there is still some out there that only have 2GB
    I bought an ACER for aroung 500, great laptop. Stays cool... but is not quite so fast, its reliable though.

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