Acer Aspire 3810TZ

Specifications

Acer Aspire 3810TZNotebook: Acer Aspire 3810TZ (Aspire 3810 Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 84.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 77%, features: 92%, display: - % mobility: 65%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 3810TZ

Acer's Aspire 3810TZ, this superbly-balanced inexpensive ultraportable wins our roundup
Source: PC Authority English
The worst aspect of the Aspire 3810TZ is its speakers, which sound tinny and lacklustre by comparison with the best on test. Other than this small gripe, we can't find fault - this Acer is the very definition of a superbly-balanced, inexpensive ultraportable. Some may crave more power than it, or any of its ilk, can muster, but for many the balance of power, portability and sheer tactile excellence will prove more than ample reward.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: price: 67% performance: 83% features: 100% mobility: 50%
80% Acer Aspire Timeline 3810TZ
Source: Techtree.com English
The Acer Timeline 3810TZ is a thin 13-inch laptop based on Intel's low power consuming hardware (a.k.a the CULV platform). It's quite thin and lightweight, partially due to the exclusion of a DVD drive. It's got decent build quality, along with a comfortable keyboard and touch-pad. We can't praise it enough and have to hand it down to Acer to come up with such a finely tuned laptop, in every sense.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Acer Aspire Timeline 3810TZ
Source: PC Pro English
Acer’s Aspire 3810T might have impressed us when it first arrived in PC Pro’s offices, but now that the TZ version is available for as little as £408 exc VAT, it’s hard not to fall in love. Perfoming an almost perfect balancing act, the Aspire 3810TZ is a preternaturally accomplished ultraportable at a bargain price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 67% features: 83%

Foreign Reviews

90% „XP oder Win7? Netbooks im Test
Source: PC Praxis - 3/2010 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80%
Acer Aspire Timeline 3810TZ
Source: Datormagazin SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


SU4100: Entry-level dual core processor for slim and light subnotebooks. Due to the Pentium name, the CPU may have less power saving features than Core 2 Duo processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

Acer reviews


84.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)