“ Acer Aspire Timeline 5810TG - Core 2 Duo SU9400 ULV - Centrino 2 - RAM 4 GB - HDD 500 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Mobility Radeon HD 4330 HyperMemory up to 2304MB - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 15.6" Widescreen TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) CineCrystal - camera „
After much deliberation, I finally decided that the Acer Aspire 5810TG was the most value for money within my budget. It was very reasonably priced at £500 and the specifications were superior to others in the same price range.
In terms of looks, this laptop is pretty stylish. Its thin and fairly light, and keeps cool even when a number of jobs are being processed thanks to the cooling system it has. Its battery life is also a huge benefit. It easily outlasts my Samsung Laptop by atleast double.
However, in terms of performance, it is extremely disappointing. From my experience, the frequency of crashes is staggering. Each time there was no way of unfreezing it bar holding the power button. Half the time I was using it in fear of what I may lose, saving documents every 5-10minutes. It was also incredibly slow running. Although the processor power was not particularly high (I didn't expect wonders) I expected it to be able to load two windows in internet explorer within a minute! (It sometimes took more like 2-3mins)
Altogether, the Acer is pretty pleasing on the eye, and the specs are decent for the price paid. However performance wise, it is very disappointing.
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!