Acer Aspire 3830TG-2628G12nbb
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Aspire 3830TG-2628G12nbb (Aspire 3830TG Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2048 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1100 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 3830TG-2628G12nbb
Throttling reloaded. If the Core i5 already moaned as a consequence of heat issues, what will a Core i7 do? Acer isn't afraid of taking risks and sets up a (potential) dream of mobility with an SSD, strong graphics and a swift processor and 8 GB of RAM.
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 89% display: 67% mobility: 90% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 87%
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.
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.
2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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 very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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 %
84.5%: 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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