Acer 4830T-6499 review: Acer 4830T-6499

If there's one limitation to the specs on the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118, it's in the graphics department. Unlike some ultraportables that have Nvidia GPUs, this Acer only has integrated Intel graphics. That's suitable for HD video and casual games, but mainstream games and graphically intensive programs will suffer.

Juice box
Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118 Average watts per hour
Off (60%) 0.36
Sleep (10%) 0.84
Idle (25%) 7.78
Load (05%) 30.5
Raw kWh number 33.03
Annual power consumption cost $3.75

Annual power consumption cost
Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118
$3.75 
Asus U30Jc
$4.20 
Asus UL50VF
$5.34 

The Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118 has a six-cell battery that lasted for 4 hours and 40 minutes using our video playback battery drain test. That's a pretty good number for a small laptop with a faster processor, and though it won't get you through a transcontinental flight, it's better than many mainstream laptops, and about the same as Apple's new MacBook Air.

Acer includes a one-year limited warranty with the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118. Acer's support Web site is good at providing a list of appropriate driver software and FAQ pages for your particular model of laptop. Discovering the telephone support number is not as easy; after several minutes of circular linking, we gave up and Googled it. Try 800-816-2237 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CST, but you'll need your system's serial or SSID number.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus U30Jc
786 
Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118
992 
Asus UL50VF
1,270 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus U30Jc
130 
Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118
135 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118
167 
Asus U30Jc
172 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118
280 
Asus U30Jc
240 

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System configurations:

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.46GHz Intel Core i7-680UM; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 128MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Sony Vaio VPC-Z116GX/S
Windows 7 Professional (64-bit); 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 M520; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 330M; 256GB Intel SSD

Asus UL50VF
Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit); 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 ULV; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce G210M + 64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Asus U30Jc
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.27Hz Intel Core i3 M350; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 310M + 64MB Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Alienware M11x - Core i7 ULV
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.2GHz Intel Core i7 U640; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 335M + 64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

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Where to Buy

Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830T-6899 - 14" - Core i3 2310M - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD

Part Number: NX.RGPAA.008

MSRP: $499.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
  • Installed Size 6 GB
  • Color cobalt blue
  • Weight 4.9 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
  • Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • CPU Intel Core i3 (2nd Gen) 2310M / 2.1 GHz
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