This laptop certainly gives a lot of bang for your buck, but where do I start?
It has a sturdy build and a nice metallic style, with everything laid out in a simple and easy to understand way. It is fairly lightweight and not too cumbersome to carry around. It also stays very cool while in use, whilst using a quiet fan. The trackpad and keyboard are unfaultable, and the speakers are of a good quality for a laptop. The battery life is also good, although you will not get 8 hours, closer to 6.
It's extremely fast, booting in 30 seconds, shutting down in 10 seconds, and going in and out of sleep almost instantaneously. Everyday tasks like web browsing and word processing are also zippy. The sheer fact it had a 512MB dedicated graphics card shocked me. The Sims 3 and Spore ran perfectly at high detail with no problems, so most old games will probably run perfectly. The more graphically demanding games Dawn Of War 2 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 required lower quality settings but were still playable. HD content runs very smoothly.
Overall this laptop is a bargain for the specs and I would recommend it anyone purchasing in the £400-£500 bracket.
More than 8 hours battery life (all day computing), ultra-light weight and sophisticated design, this is the Aspire Timeline. With the Aspire Timeline series, Acer has taken a big, if not the biggest step forward in the concept of mobility, an area where finding the perfect equilibrium between light weight and autonomy has always been the number one priority. The Aspire Timeline series was conceived around the duration of the battery and introduces an entirely new way to render the system lighter, more efficient and less harmful to the environment. From now on you can turn on your Aspire Timeline in the morning and turn it off in the evening without ever having to charge it! Light as your time can be!
The beautifully crafted Aspire 4810 - one of Acer's Timeline series of energy-conscious notebooks - proudly features lower power consumption for long-lasting, energy-efficient portability. Made for truly modern mobile work and play, this full-featured yet affordable 14" notebook packs at least eight hours of earth-friendly battery life.