TimelineX AS4830T-6642 Review – Portability
Before I decide to get the TimelineX AS4830T-6642, I was searching for a laptop that is quite portable since I am a student and need to carry it around.
I wanted a speedy but portable, so definitely it was not a netbook, and it must be inexpensive.
So after searching around on newegg, I decided to get this TimelineX AS4830T-6642 laptop for $599.
( My previous laptop was actually a 13.3-inch, 1.5GHz Intel Core 2Duo, 4GB of RAM, and it was $650).
Initially, I was a little bit skeptical just because I have never purchased an Acer computer, and I have never really thought that they are really good company.
However, after a few research and could not find any other alternatives to be as a good steal as this TimelineX AS4830T-6642, I finally purchased this Acer TimelineX laptop, regarding to its great price and specs.
Now, because I have used it for about a week, I would say, this is not a perfect laptop, and I have my own cons and pros.
TimelineX AS4830T-6642 Review – Pros and Cons
Firstly, TimelineX AS4830T-6642 is really fast, especially the booting time, but when you have a few more stuff installed, there is a performance reduction, but to me, this laptop is until now still impressive.
From my experience, this TimelineX AS4830T-6642 model is really good for doing daily computing stuff, and playing HD videos perfectly.
The Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4830T-6642 14-Inch Laptop (Cobalt Blue Aluminum) is really light and thin, and it has a DVD drive (this is one of my pros).
Sturdy and lightweight that I can put it easily into my bag.
A small letdown is in the front side, you will find an Acer logo that is placed about in the middle, and eventhough the whole laptop looks strudy and nice, but this logo is very sensitive with fingerprints.
I had a huge amount of fingerprints as soon as I accidentally touched it.
Well it is just the appearance wise little annoyance, and it has a soft cloth to wipe them off.
Another thing that I have to mention, is the trackpad, it is still fine but not great. The placement is a bit to the left and not really centered.
At the beginning, it was a bit annoying, but it is actually not as bad as I thought once I am used to it. These two are pretty much my major issues, so there is actually not much.
This TimelineX AS4830T-6642 has really a fast CPU and a good memory (considering it has an i5-2410M Processor 2.30GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.90GHz and 4GB DDR3 of RAM).
Furthermore, this laptop is very light and portable, since it has a 14 inch, and this size is just the best for a laptop’s portability I guess.
Lastly, all I need to mention is, the battery life is the best fetaure of this Acer’s laptop.
Depending on the usage, I’m getting about 4-5hours of the battery life, if I use it for regular computing tasks, such as working with MS office while surfing the web and listening to MP3s I’m getting 6 to 7 hours battery life if I use it for only surfing the Internet.
This is surprisingly impressive, since I considered Toshiba or Asus laptop which was also similar to this TimelineX AS4830T-6642, but they cost more!
TimelineX AS4830T-6642 Review – Summary
To summarize it, one of the reasons I purchased this TimelineX AS4830T-6642 is all of features it provides for $599. 2nd generation of Intel’s core i5 CPU is incredibly fast, and when it combines with the 80211n Wifi, as well as 4GB of installed RAM, this TimelineX AS4830T-6642 is just unstoppable.
Paired with its 640GB HDD, you will not find “storage” problems anytime soon.
Finally, when it comes to battery life, you should keep in mind, this TimelineX AS4830T-6642 is a portable 14 inch laptop with a 7-8 long lasting battery life, so what else could we want?