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Acer TimelineX 5820T Review

June 15th, 2010

About Acer TimelineX 5820T

Acer laptops have been consistently delivering efficient performance, being notable for its decent battery life and low-voltage CPUs. However, the brand has also proven itself a tough competitor in terms of performance, especially with the unveiling of the all-new Acer TimelineX 5820T. To find out what surprises await you upon the release of this new laptop, you can find out more details below.

The most notable improvement for the Acer TimelineX 5820T is the use of  Core i5 Core i7( though base model starts using Core i3) which is built for efficiency. It offers 2.27 GHz frequency, which is above all other CULV chips in the market. In addition, this chip processor has been equipped with a Hyper-Threading technology to give it a boost of power. Indeed, the technical improvements incorporated into this laptop model from Acer has resulted in excellent speed performance, such that it even reached benchmark scores. The memory supports 4GB DDR3. There are multiple storage options starting from 160GB to 640GB user can choose as per his or her needs.

Extra features of Acer TimelineX 5820T are as follows

1.4 USB ports

2. VGA and HDMI output.

3. DVD  rewriter

4. SD card slot.

But aside from improved processing speed, the biggest upgrade introduced by the use of Core i5 processors on the Acer TimelineX 5820T is the freedom it offers. The incorporation of an ATI Radeon HD 5650 chips, which is a type of Intel graphcis, sure does manage to invite casual gamers on this one. The biggest advantage with the use of dual graphics setup is that they are switchable, although it does not refer to the same dynamic innovation introduced by Nvidia. What it basically means is that the ATI chip is disabled when the computer goes idle to conserve on battery consumption.

Aside from the ones mentioned above, there are no more drastic changes on the internal features of timelineX 5820T laptop but still they offer a solid performance. On the exterior aspect, all changes done are minor since many would argue that there is little room for improvement on this laptop series. The body for this unit is sturdy the lid is thick enough to protect the panels. All other hardware features such as the keyboard, touchpad, and the display are all of good quality.

Pros of Acer TimelineX 5820T

*The use of Core i5 processor offer excellent processing speed;

*The display screen offers an impressive 1366 x 768 native pixel resolution, which offers vivid colors with no signs of backlight bleeding;

*The unit body of 5820Tcomes with a solid build;

*Addition of numeric keypads, which explains the extra width;

The small changes done on the exterior aspects of this laptop has certainly made it more attractive and sleek.

Cons of Acer TimelineX 5820T

*The glossy coating is not only unnecessary that it can be painful to the eyes, especially if you are using the laptop on rooms wherein there is a bright light source.

Pricing Details

For those who are interested to pick up their own Acer TimelineX 5280T, it is available at an average price tag of about £765.

The Bottom Line

With the Acer TimelineX 5820T, the verdict for most industry experts would be impressive in overall aspect. The strongest features for this laptop would have to be its use of a Core i5 CPU and switchable graphics to make it a very versatile computing device at an equally affordable price tag. With this combination, you surely have something that is worth grabbing!

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