Editors Liked

  • Good processing and graphics performance, Heavenly battery life, Affordable, USB 3,0 port included
  • Thin and light, Secondgeneration Intel Core processor, Good battery life
  • Thin, attractive chassis; surprisingly good 3D and productivity performance; above-average battery life, audio quality
  • At under $800, the Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-6431 is one of the most affordable thin laptops we've seen. It makes few compromises and packs impressive Nvidia graphics into a very compact, portable design

Editors Didn't Like

  • Hefty compared to competing models, Battery not removable by traditional methods
  • Small touchpad, Not good for gaming, No optical drive
  • No optical drive; battery not user-replaceable; no keyboard backlight
  • The lack of an optical drive is frustrating, since other laptops of similar size such as the Sony Vaio S and Toshiba Portege R835 do include one