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Zippy and weighty,
This review is from: Acer Aspire Timeline X 5830T 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7-2620M Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, nVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Aluminium (Personal Computers)Acer Aspire Timeline X 5830T 15.6 inch Notebook (Intel Core i7-2620M Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, nVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Aluminium is very smart, tidy, very functional and very very fast.
Within minutes of switch on, after all the registration rigmarole that you have to go through these days, I burned some recovery DVD's. This will take up 4 disks for the system, apps, bloatware etc. and 1 more for the drivers and bits and bobs, so have 5 blank DVD's ready, and a spare hour or so.
Everything works as it should BUT, my bluetooth mouse is ignored on bootup as bluetooth is disabled at boot time, I guess for security reasons. <Fn><F3> and a click on the touchpad fixes that.
This laptop is a delight to use with its 6GB RAM and i7 processor, it loads a spreadsheet almost before you can take your finger off the mouse button. Just to speed the bootload cycle I swapped the 500G HDD for a Momentus Hybrid 500GB drive and reinstalled the system using the four system recovery DVD's. (to get at the HDD, there is just one screw in the base to reveal the drive and two screws holding the drive in place, making the exchange childs play. The memory cards are also there under the panel)
I've been really mean to award only four stars for this product but I would have liked Acer to give the option to boot with bluetooth enabled.
For the price this is an amazing laptop and I am very impressed with the specification and the build quality. As usual, the battery lifetime between charges is quite optimistic, but within a few full charge cycles you should get a full days work in without having to find a mains socket.
P.S. The batteries are quite thirsty on recharge so my 12v car charger 60W device can't quite cope if I carry on working while charging. If you want a 12v car charger for this laptop, get one with a lot more than 60W capability.
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Initial post: 19 Oct 2011 18:31:09 BDT
Margaret Meaney says:
hey which compatable hybrid hard drive did you use and can i upgrape this 2 1tb thanks for any feedbackAcer Aspire Timeline X 5830T 15.6 inch Notebook (Intel Core i7-2620M Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, nVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Aluminium
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2011 08:49:25 GMT
J. Stenson says:
I fitted the Momentus Hybrid 500GB, (it does say that in the review :-). I guess you could fit any 2.5" hybrid drive you like in there, including a 1TB drive if you need that kind of storage space. The Momentus Hybrids (all sizes) have a 4GB SSD buffer which 'learns' your most commonly used programs. On a laptop that's usually booting up and shutting down files. The factors which slow things down here are the multitude of small files that are accessed (DLL's and the like). 4GB is large enough to buffer store those items, but wont be useful to buffer store your large data files which you access only occasionally, but then, that's not what it was designed for.
Posted on 1 Jan 2012 18:56:34 GMT
Hii., I would like to buy this machine, is this coming with DDR3. I heard some complaints regarding the screen resolution/display. Do you feel any problem with the display.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2012 14:22:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jan 2012 14:30:14 GMT
J. Stenson says:
I guess it's DDR3, as the design is current 2011 and most (nearly 80%) PC's of that time will have DDR3 capability. It's certainly VERY brisk! Windows Experience score rates the memory at 7.5 (out of 7.9)As for the display and resolution, I cannot fault it. No problems here!
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