Acer 4830T-6499 review:

Acer 4830T-6499

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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