Acer Aspire 1830T-68U118
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Aspire 1830T-68U118 (Aspire 1830T Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 680UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 850 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 1830T-68U118
Source: Comp Reviews
Those looking for some solid performance in an ultraportable without having to pay the price of a MacBook Air would be well served by the Core i7 packing TimelineX 1830T. It retains the compact dimensions typically found in 11-inch netbooks but provides a solid computing experience like a traditional laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
A well balanced ultraportable with good battery life and a not-so-good touchpad. If you want a netbook because of the convenient size and amazing battery life but need better multitasking and video performance than what a cheap netbook offers then the Acer Aspire 1830T might be the perfect notebook for you. Keep reading to see what this $900 ultraportable offers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70%
Source: PC World
The keyboard and trackpad on Acer's latest ultraportable laptop aren't perfect, but the sacrifices involved are acceptable when the result is such a sleek machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
This 11-inch ultraportable squeezes Core i7 power into a slim and attractive 3-pound design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
At the end of the day, I am very impressed with the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118 notebook. This is one of the few 11.6-inch ultraportable notebooks that have a keyboard larger than some notebooks with as much as three more inches of screen space. That means you can work all day comfortably without wishing you had an external keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 95% performance: 92%
The new 11.6-inch MacBook Air isn't the only contender for the high-end ultraportable crown. The $899 Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118 looks like a Netbook from the outside, but inside, its specs are utterly upscale. Acer's high-end and extremely portable 11.6-inch TimelineX 1830T-68U118 offers a great combination of processor power and features that match what you'd find on a full-size laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
If you love the portability and compact form factor of netbooks, but you aren’t a fan of their sluggish performance and stripped-down feature sets, Acer offers an excellent compromise for you. It looks like a netbook, but the TimelineX packs the power of a full-size notebook. Road warriors who value light weight and a small size will bond with this tiny powerhouse.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
The Core i7-680UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 2.5 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.