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Acer Brings Out TimelineX With Sandy Bridge

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 20 comments

TimelineX gets updated.

Acer America today rolled out an update to its Timeline notebook series it calls the TimelineX, which packs Intel's Sandy Bridge family of CPUs. Available in three sizes – the 13.3-inch 3830T, 14-inch 4830T and 15.6-inch 5830T – the designs measure about an inch thick, making them decent PC portables, at least until the Ultrabooks arrive.

Acer says that its PowerSmart Technology provides extra long battery uptime of up to nine hours on models with integrated graphics and up to eight hours for models with discrete graphics, as well as a long battery lifecycle of up to four years.

The TimelineX also have High-Definition audio support with Dolby Home Theater v4 Audio as well as HDMI 1080p output, so customers can use a convenient single cable connection to deliver HD video and audio to an external source. In addition, the notebooks have a USB 3.0 port for fast transfers. Plus, the port can charge USB devices even when the notebook is turned off.

For discrete graphics, 16:9 1366x768 resolution screen is driven by integrated Nvidia GeForce GT 540M or Nvidia 520M graphics with Optimus technology. Additional models feature only the built-in Intel HD Graphics.

The Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830T thin and light notebook has a 13.1-inch display, weighs only 4.12 pounds and measures only 0.87-1.15 inches thin. It hits its dimensions, however, without and optical drive.

Both the Acer TimelineX 4830T (14-inch screen, 4.88 pounds) and Acer Aspire Timeline X 5830T (15.6-inch screen, 5.6 pounds) come with integrated DVD drives and feature a dedicated numeric keypad.

The products are available at retailers now in both the United States in Canada. The Acer TimelineX Series starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $599.99 in the U.S and Canada.

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    nebun , June 8, 2011 12:12 PM
    what we need is carbon fiber bodies in order to make them more durable and lighter....i am sick of plastic
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    lunyone , June 8, 2011 12:27 PM
    Give me 16:9 resolution at the minimum and I'm going to buy one, especially if it's around the $500-600 price range w/dedicate graphics (light gaming use).
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    verbalizer , June 8, 2011 12:50 PM
    can we at least get 1440x900 or is it 1400x900.?
    I do not care for that 1366x768, no thanks..
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    macewrox , June 8, 2011 2:19 PM
    nebunwhat we need is carbon fiber bodies in order to make them more durable and lighter....i am sick of plastic


    And pay two grand for a laptop worth 400 bucks? No thanks.
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    agnickolov , June 8, 2011 3:09 PM
    malmentalcan we at least get 1440x900 or is it 1400x900.?I do not care for that 1366x768, no thanks..

    It's 1600x900
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    verbalizer , June 8, 2011 4:52 PM
    Quote:
    It's 1600x900

    no that that resolution dip-stick.
    i'm speaking of 1440x900 resolution as in the settings on my laptop.
    thanks for filling in the blanks (with the incorrect answer).
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    burnley14 , June 8, 2011 5:01 PM
    malmentalno that that resolution dip-stick.i'm speaking of 1440x900 resolution as in the settings on my laptop.thanks for filling in the blanks (with the incorrect answer).

    Either resolution is common, 1440x900 or 1600x900. He answered your question just fine, there's no reason to be an ass. And a simple Google search would've worked much better than posing this question in a news comments section.
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    verbalizer , June 8, 2011 5:09 PM
    Quote:
    Either resolution is common, 1440x900 or 1600x900. He answered your question just fine, there's no reason to be an ass. And a simple Google search would've worked much better than posing this question in a news comments section.

    dude, you too.
    I know about the true 1600 x 900 resolution and I would have stated that.
    but the resolution in my statement was either 1440 or 1400 like I stated.
    only those two choices.
    what in the heck does 1600 have to do with either 1440 or 1400.?
    dip-stick 2..
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    cruisx , June 8, 2011 6:37 PM
    STHU malmental, are you stupid? Your English in your post implies that you wanted "at least" (can we at least get 1440x900). Well both the above users have told you that it is 1600x900 which is greater than what you wanted.

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    verbalizer , June 8, 2011 6:50 PM
    nevermind.
    bunch of ignorant baboons you are...
    still do not get it.
    is it that easy to talk over your uneducated heads, that's a shame.?

    the unit in this article max's out @ 1366 x 768.
    that's too small.
    I want nothing less than 1440 x 900.
    stated in the post above mine as referenced too.

    wake up..

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    legacy7955 , June 8, 2011 9:02 PM
    Yep.I agree that at that price point it should be 14--x900.
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    bustapr , June 8, 2011 9:10 PM
    what models sandy bridge do the laptops use
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    bustapr , June 8, 2011 9:23 PM
    just checked, the 15.6 inch model has core i3 and intel 3000 graphics, and cost 600. And its funny that the 13.3 inch model will feature core i5 and 540m graphics. Isnt it supposed to be the other way around?
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    verbalizer , June 8, 2011 9:36 PM
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    Yep.I agree that at that price point it should be 14--x900.

    thanks bro..
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    donovands , June 8, 2011 11:39 PM
    Any online retailers have this? Can't find it in any of my usual haunts...
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    Anonymous , June 9, 2011 12:40 AM
    It has an i5-2410M. 2.3 GHz with turbo up to 2.9
    http://www.acer.co.nz/ac/en/NZ/content/model/LX.RHQ02.017
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    bustapr , June 9, 2011 2:40 AM
    Myself-NZIt has an i5-2410M. 2.3 GHz with turbo up to 2.9http://www.acer.co.nz/ac/en/NZ/con [...] .RHQ02.017

    thats the tg model, looks good but overpriced $1999. The new zealand website is different though, it has the 5830tg model, the US website has only the 5830t model with core i3 for $600.
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    eddieroolz , June 9, 2011 3:50 AM
    Beautiful laptop. Not overdone, and the blue is a very tasteful color. Shame it sticks with Intel, which most likely means Intel Graphics.
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    malphas , June 9, 2011 6:44 PM
    agnickolovIt's 1600x900

    Where are you getting that from? It says the screen is 1366x768 in the article here? Also, I don't quite get what's going on with this refresh, I read on another news site that the CPUs in question are going to be the i5-2410M and i3-2310M, which are both 35W TDP processors. The models these are replacing from what I saw were mostly - although admittedly not exclusively - using the i3 380UM, which was a 18W TDP CULV processor. Seems like a step backward unless they're going to offer a one of the XXX7M Sandy Bridge CPUs as an option at a later date.
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    fir_ser , June 13, 2011 8:38 PM
    These notebooks are priced right.