Acer Aspire 3830TG Series

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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?

Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.886kg, 1.89kg, 1.9kg
Price: 700, 799, 800, 1100 euro
Average Score: 81.7% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)
: - %, performance: 86%, features: 69%, display: 67%
mobility: 86%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 84%

 

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Specifications

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Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2048 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.89kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

82% Review Acer Aspire 3830TG Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Small Flaw, Big Effect. Acer has come out the with the new generation of Aspire TimelineX notebooks and the series wouldn't be complete without a 13.3" subnotebook. Speedy hardware, a classy design and a long battery life all sound pretty good. But how does the CPU throttling issue affect this compact laptop's actual performance?
84% Wie gut sind die neuen Ultrabooks?
Source: Chip.de - Test&Kauf 2/12 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 84%
82% Test Acer Aspire 3830TG Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 67% mobility: 91% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 82%
Ноутбук Acer TimelineX 3830TG: третий — лучший!
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
very good but high weight
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2011

 

Acer Aspire 3830TG-6431

Specifications

Acer Aspire 3830TG-6431Notebook: Acer Aspire 3830TG-6431
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

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%

 

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Specifications

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Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

 

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

 

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Specifications

Acer Aspire 3830TG-2414G12nbbNotebook: Acer Aspire 3830TG-2414G12nbb
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

 

Acer TimelineX 3830 - erőgép 13,3 hüvelyken
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
positive: design, quality, performance, equipment, battery runtime, keyboard, price; negative: connection options
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2011
SSD, 지포스 GT 540M을 품은 13.3인치의 최강자 - 에이서 타임라인X 3830TG (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/15/2011

 

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Specifications

Acer Aspire 3830TG-2628G12nbbNotebook: Acer Aspire 3830TG-2628G12nbb
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2048 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.886kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

84% Review Acer Aspire 3830TG (i7/SSD) Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
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.
85% Test Acer Aspire 3830TG (i7/SSD) Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
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%

 

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

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

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


Intel Core i5:

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).

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. 


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.


1.886 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.

1.9 kg:


81.7%: 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.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Acer Aspire 3830TG-6431
Core i5 2410M

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung RC530-S01RS
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/B
Core i7 2640M, 16.4", 3 kg
» Asus X4GSL-V2G-VX102V
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio F755-3D150
Core i5 2450M, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 4830TG-6808
Core i5 2450M, 14.0", 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P750-13G
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
» Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G-2418G75Mnkk
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Samsung RF511-S03UK
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P775-S7368
Core i5 2430M, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5750G-2434G64Mnkk
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» 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
Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2.8 kg
» Asus N73SV-DH72
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5755G-9471
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-M556BGE
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TS44-HR-205GE
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung RF511-S05PL
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-07- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)