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Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T – first details and press shots

March 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm


Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830TAcer is planning to launch a new TimelineX series of ultra-thins notebooks at the end of March. One of these will be the 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T according to macles.

The 1830T differs from its predecessors (1410 or 1810T) by offering the Intel Core i5-520UM dual-core processor that has a 1.06GHz clock speed. The processor benefits from Turbo Boost technology, which means the clock speed can increase to 1.86GHz depending on usage. This new generation of Intel processors enables good performance without sacrificing battery life.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T

The 1830T features a chiclet keyboard, an invisible touchpad with two separate faux-chrome mouse buttons at the bottom. It appears to have a textured lid and looks elegant overall. It will come with an unspecified Intel GMA graphics core that has a dynamic clockspeed of between 166MHz and 500MHz, along with the Mobile Intel HM55 chipset.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T

Other features include HDMI, two RAM slots, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), three USB ports, card reader, Windows 7 and an 8-hour battery life. Availability and pricing details for the Aspire TimelineX 1830T is expected at the end of March, along with new notebooks in the TimelineX range.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T

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6 Responses to “Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T – first details and press shots”

  1. Jack Bronsky said:
    March 16th, 2010 10:37 PM

    This is one of the most interesting things I have seen on this site in awhile. Most netbooks are Atom clones of one another. An I5-530UM in an 11.6″ device. Now that’s something. Add an Ion 2 and make it convertible as a tablet and you have a nearly perfect travel computer. Even as is, it will be an amazing machine.

  2. Tej said:
    March 17th, 2010 7:18 AM

    I agree these new Intel chips look the business. Nvidia said “watch this space” when I recently asked them about a ION+CULV combo. If it does become a reality, these ultra-thins will become very desirable to a lot of people.

  3. Bob said:
    March 17th, 2010 12:15 PM

    @ Jack Bronsky: Convertible tablets make more sense than pure tablet forms. Just tablets – not good.

    The Acer above seems to be as sleek or perhaps thinner than my Samsung N140 (10.1″) netbook. Recently bought a 14.1″ Dell laptop with i3 – 330M Intel and its quite thin. If netbooks can be ultra-thin and have enhanced features like nVidia Optimus, battery-saving ulv chips, we may see prices going up for sure but I still see many opting for these despite the hike for all the worthy enhancements. Include a DVD Drive – manufacturers need to work around ways to have this with the ultra-thin – and this’ll be more than sufficient. The smallest possible to hold a dvd drive is a Gateway EC14d (11.6″ CULV) – a good example. But the price is US$ 629. This will be a category in itself – not necessarily netbook-cheap but worthy.

  4. chie garcia said:
    January 27th, 2011 6:27 PM

    I used an acer travelmate for 5 years now and still working. It’s really durable even after my baby dropped it on the floor, the case had small chips and damnage but still working. This made me purchase a newer model an Acer Timeline 1830t with intel i-3. Here it costs P 32,000.00 ( philippines). I’m just trying it now and seems to match with what I really want and need. Lightweight, thin, fast. Notebook features for a netbook size. This unit can fit in my bag. However I think it is still quite expensive .I hope they can make the price more affordable.

  5. pam lagrosa said:
    March 5th, 2011 1:32 AM

    @chie: I have been netbook/notebook hunting for quite sometime and specs-wise i guess im really going with the 1830. I just have a question though as to the aesthetics, is the finish not plasticky looking like the other netbooks that i’ve seen in the shelves that were metal-finished? I haven’t seen any display here of the 1830 and the vendors are only selling it on a per order basis so Im just quite concerned of the durability and built of the 1830.

    Will appreciate any response on this. Thanks in advance! :)

  6. Jin said:
    June 17th, 2011 11:41 AM

    I bought this unit December last year and I can very well say that this machine has been satisfying my needs for working “on the go”. This ultraportable is really amazing and has never failed me so far. With regard to its overall build, I can say that it has an overall good quality. It may be plastic in some aspects but it definitely doesn’t look nor feel cheap. When my officemates first saw this unit they were all amazed by the looks and specs of my new notebook. Even up to this point my Aspire 1830T still manages to dazzle a lot of people when they see me use it. :)

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