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Acer Aspire 3830TG-2412G50nbb

Specifications

Acer Aspire 3830TG-2412G50nbbNotebook: Acer Aspire 3830TG-2412G50nbb (Aspire 3830TG Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 800 euro

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 3830TG-2412G50nbb

便携全能长续航 新平台宏碁3830TG深度评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2011
寻找性能与便携的平衡点 宏碁4830TG评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2011

Comment

Series:

With the Aspire TimelineX series Acer have slim consumer notebooks in shelf. Depending on your needs Acer offer the notebooks with 15.6, 14 or 13.3-inch screen. The last one is found in the 3830TG, which target different user groups. The display have a resolution of the usual 1366 x 768 pixels in 16:9 format. The majority of written reviews criticize the measured values and the glossy screen surface. In terms of hardware Acer sell the 3830TG with Intel's mainstream CPU Core i5-2410M or and Intel Core i7-2620M Quad-Core plus a Solid State Drive (SSD). Furthermore a Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics card with DDR3-RAM boosts the system up.

Advantages are the available ports, an outstanding battery lifetime and a low idle power consumption. Disadvantages which are found in many reviews are of integrated six cell battery, the load temperatures, the bad speaker-system and quick CPU throttling in everyday life. These points attract each other with slight variations by all units of the new Aspire TimelineX series. Finally the last point is probably the most serious minus on the 3830TG.

Basically the Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG is a very attractive package that is available from € 699 in Germany. It combines performance and mobility, but the hardware throttling is a minus that Acer still couldn’t or wouldn't fix till today?

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

» 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.


1.9 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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 %

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-07- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)