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Acer 4810t - SU2700 or SU3500 ?

by Akeeef2k6 / October 31, 2009 11:29 PM PDT

Hi all,

i am going to buy the Acer 4810T/4810TZ but i cant decide which one to buy in terms of CPU speed.

i have found following laptops:

-Acer 4810tz - Intel Pentium SU2700 - Windows Vista (incl. free Windows 7 upgrade from Acer) - 3GB RAM - 500$
-Acer 4810t - Intel Core 2 Solo - SU3500 - Windows XP - 3GB RAM - 530$

I know that the SU3500 is a little faster and gives a little more battery life but this particular item comes with Windows XP instead of Windows Visa (and Windows 7 upgrade).

I am a student and going to use the laptop for:
- Internet - mainly Firefox, multiple tabs
- MS Office - Word and PowerPoint mainly
- Watching regular movies (no HD)

Important is battery life for me. but also a constant running machine.

What do you guys suggest?
is XP better than Windows 7?
Does it make that much of a difference between SU2700 and SU3500?

Thanks a lot

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Skip both.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2009 11:49 PM PDT

While I'd get the machine with Windows 7 and get away from XP as fast as possible there will be those that will have old machines to move out or not remember this change the last time it happened. Keep shopping and don't get a machine you have to upgrade.

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other ideas?
by Akeeef2k6 / November 2, 2009 7:15 AM PST
In reply to: Skip both.

any other ideas?

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Battery life or run time?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 9:41 AM PST
In reply to: other ideas?

Some write about such but mean run time. I've been dis'd over this and you should be clear.

Those Acer TimeLines have 8 or so hour runtimes.

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this one?
by Akeeef2k6 / November 2, 2009 6:09 PM PST

what do you think about this one?

Acer Aspire Timeline AS4810TZ-4508:

-1.3GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core SU4100 Processor
-4096MB DDR3 1066MHz Memory
-Windows 7 Home Premium


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That's one of
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 7:53 PM PST
In reply to: this one?

The timeline series. Be sure to see one before purchase. It's your basic laptop that does all it can to get long battery times. Being dual core is a good move so it's no slug.

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TIMELINE AS4810-4183 Best Laptop Ever On EVERY Front (imho!)
by Dummbunny / January 11, 2010 7:25 AM PST
In reply to: this one?

I have the AS4810TZ-4183 Olympic Edition (very pretty and sleek and the emblem is barely visable unless the sun hits it, kinda cool, not gaudy at all) I have absolutely no problem running anything on this system, but i am verrrrrry particular and don't download a bunch of junk on it.

I use it for heavy internet surfing, pictures, word processing, MS Paint,Skyping, streaming Napster, light YouTube viewing, Free Cell/Solitaire playing, etc. and i can not say enough great things about it. Hasn't kept me waiting even ONCE or saying "Windows needs to close" - (ugh - hate that msg!)

Word of advice to people who find it "sluggish". Be careful what you are loading, there can be compatibility issues even if u don't realize it, and that can happen even with processors 2+ghz. I have used quite a few and learned my lesson about "registry errors" and loading incompatible old software, even if they install it doesn't mean they are "compatible", and some screen savers REALLY can mess up ur system, i had a "Marine Aquarium which breathtaking, but it turned my laptop into the dreaded "paperweight". I think its a good rule of thumb to only lead what you absolutely need, save the other stuff for your desktop whenever possible Happy

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Acer aspire timline Olympic
by theamaria / January 19, 2010 8:01 AM PST

I have just recently bought that notebook from the Shopping Channel
It sounded fantastic of course I taped it lol.... So glad to hear that
you are happy with it... Was trying to find some info on it.. You made
my day.

Thank you sooo much

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acer 4810 t
by muk90123 / July 18, 2010 2:39 AM PDT

window 7 is much better than xp in acer 4810 t,,,,,,because it improves the battery life and performance also

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