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Acer Aspire 3830TG-6431

Specifications

Acer Aspire 3830TG-6431Notebook: Acer Aspire 3830TG-6431 (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
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 3830TG-6431

80% Acer Aspire AS3830TG-6431
Source: PC Mag English
It's been an obsession lately: companies sacrificing performance jacking up prices on ultraportables to construct the thinnest bodies for their design-obsessed customer base. The Acer Aspire AS3830TG-6431 makes sure that its low price is the first thing customers see, and then knocks them off their feet with very fast parts and splendid battery life, though its four-pound frame isn't ideal for an ultraportable. The Toshiba Portege R835-P50X is still the ultraportable to beat, but Acer's little gem isn't too far behind.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830TG-6431
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830TG-6431 offers a list of strengths as long as its unwieldy name. Acer started with a thin, attractive shell for this 13.3-inch laptop, then added the latest performance components and a long-lasting battery. This 13.3-inch notebook offers an attractively thin design and strong performance in a low-cost package. Just be aware of the sealed-in battery and lack of a DVD drive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830TG-6431
Source: CNet English
A few years ago, the Acer TimelineX was one of the first of what we then called "thin and light" laptops, 13-inchers with sleeker, lighter frames, long battery life, and a more easily portable design than a standard notebook. The aggressively priced Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-6431's combination of gaming-ready graphics and a fast processor in a 13-inch body offers a great punch for a good price, provided you can live without a DVD drive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 70%
Acer 3830TG review – the new generation 13.3 incher
Source: Netbooklive English
The Acer 3830TG is a decently built machine, that learned from the mistakes of its predecessor (at least when it comes to the keyboard) and also added some very decent hardware. Also, it has a good video card that allows for some smooth gaming and HD playback, all this in a package that’s not very expensive if you look at what’s cooking right now on the market. Sure, it has its flaws in terms of display quality, noise and, under certain circumstances, battery life, but these are all passable for a mainstream laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2011
80% Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-6431 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
For its $779 price, the Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-6431 provides a lot of power in a very compact package. Its two-tone blue-and-silver design is attractive, and Nvidia's Optimus technology lets users play the latest games and get nearly 7 hours of battery life. Thanks to Dolby's technology, this 13-inch notebook sounds good, too. What prevents this machine from being an Editor's Choice pick is the relatively small touchpad and warm temperatures during extended use. Overall, though, the TimelineX 3830TG is an excellent value with plenty of style.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-6431 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
For its $779 price, the Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-6431 provides a lot of power in a very compact package. Its two-tone blue-and-silver design is attractive, and Nvidia's Optimus technology lets users play the latest games and get nearly 7 hours of battery life. Thanks to Dolby's technology, this 13-inch notebook sounds good, too. What prevents this machine from being an Editor's Choice pick is the relatively small touchpad and warm temperatures during extended use. Overall, though, the TimelineX 3830TG is an excellent value with plenty of style.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

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 %

Acer reviews


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.

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» Acer Aspire 4830TG-6808
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Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus K53SV-SX982V
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F23M1E/B
Core i5 2430M, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Asus K53SV-SX126V
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-M55B2GE
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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» Toshiba Satellite P775-S7368
Core i5 2430M, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5750G-2434G64Mnkk
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» Sony Vaio VPC-F23Z1E/BI
Core i7 2670QM, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-240GE
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 4752G-2432G75Mnkk
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» Asus N73SV-DH72
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» Acer Aspire 5755G-9471
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» Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-M556BGE
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» Samsung RF511-S05PL
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-07- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)