Pros looks good
Cons faint sound of speakers when playback your webcam
usb port loose when use in time
Poor Repair Centre & service
Summary My first and the last Acer laptop
Pros Size, weight, battery life, screen brightness/contrast, keyboard, selection of ports, dedicated graphics, cool while running, aesthetics.
Cons Speakers, chassis, somewhat poor viewing angles.
Summary I'm hesitant to list the speaks and chassis as negatives and I'll quickly explain why. First, the speakers sound very nice for a 13.3" laptop and I'm more than pleased with them. I list them as a con only because I've heard other slim and/or light models with better speakers (though their MSRP is generally more. See HP's Envy series, Toshiba's Satellite series, etc.). With that said, I am more than satisfied with the speakers though they are a weak spot if they will be your main source of audio output. Second, the chassis doesn't feel as sturdy as an aluminum Macbook or an Hp Envy, but it's not as flimsy as Hp's G series laptops or Gateways of yesteryear. It feels fairly solid and for the price I'm sure it will hold up very well with proper care.
I purchase a new laptop every 8-10 months and found this to meet all my expectations and more. I did not list, 'optical drive," as a negative as this is something I knew the computer did not have when I purchased it, along with the fact I truly have no use for an optical drive when not at home. I have a USB optical drive when needed, though that has become rare at that.
My impressions of Acer computers have been somewhat negative (and I believe most Acers are still inferior to other manufacturer's computers such as Lenovo, Asus and Apple), but the current generation of TimelineX computers truly delivers. Especially with the 13.3" model.
I won't list off the specifics of the pros sections as they're fairly self explanatory. Whatever connotations you think of with "good screen, good keyboard, etc.," are most likely why these positives ended up in the pros section.
Feel free to ask me any questions!
"Absolutely Amazing"on by sonelone
Pros Thin, stylish, wonderful keyboard, lightweight, value, touchpad, webcam, battery life, graphics, speed
Cons Lack of an optical drive
Summary This is the perfect laptop. At 13.3 inches and an inch thick, the value that it gives is amazing. It runs starcraft II on medium settings without a hiccup and the keyboard is fun to type on. The only thing that this laptop is missing is an optical drive for playing some of the DVDs from my massive collection, but not many laptops at this size have one. Also, plugging in an external optical drive is just not that same. Whenever a friend sees me with this laptop, they always ask me about it and want to know if it is expensive or not and they are extremely surprised when I tell them the price.
Pros 1) Fast
2) Battery life (level 2 brightness lasts 8 hours with gpu turned off)
3) Sleek Design
4) Great keyboard (not like other acer cheap laptop ones)
5) Runs cold even after being turned on for ages
6) Came with i5 2450 instead of i5 2430! :D
Cons Can't think of any.
Summary At first I purchased the timelinex 3830t-6634 or something like that and that one did not have a discrete gpu on it so I returned it and got this one instead. That one did not have any issues whatsoever, and i am stating that cuz I read a review here of someone complaining about the wifi. I am a university student and I really needed a decent performing laptop and this laptop is truly amazing. It is fast, responsive and it is ever faster after I made an ssd upgrade. All and all, i am very happy with the laptop. Oh and I really wanted to let people know that miracles happen even when it comes to expensive laptops! The model I purchased is supposed to have an Intel Core i5 2430 2.4GHz but believe me or not, my laptop came with an Intel Core i5 2450 2.5GHz! The first time I saw it in BIOS and in Windows properties I was so shocked and obviously I didn't report it. So thank you Acer for this little miracle!
"badass laptop"on by WombDestroyer
Pros design, specs, chiclet keyboard, battery.
Cons no backlit keyboard, glossy display
Summary I actually own a 4830tg( it's pretty much the same as the 3830tg) SSD version and this baby is on fire, boots in a flash, loads anything fast it's the first laptop I own that I can actually say works like I always wanted. There are some minor flaws as I've already mentioned but they can mostly be overlooked, at this price.