Acer Aspire 5820T


Acer Aspire 5820TNotebook: Acer Aspire 5820T (Aspire 5820 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 77.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 74%, features: 87%, display: 80% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5820T

Acer Aspier 5820T: Timeline X
Source: Inside HW English
We've noticed distinct heat build-up left of the touchpad, above the discreet graphics chip, which you can feel on your palms. Acer has made additional ventilation holes on the front and bottom sides, which conduct some of the heat away. The battery lasts for almost seven and a half hours on Intel graphics, while gaming on Radeon will provide you with no more than just over an hour and a half. Making friends with Acer reminds us of using an advanced multifunctional device - it is high-quality and has everything that you need, but it doesn't shine in any particular field. Of course you can buy a better gaming machine, a business computer or a notebook with extreme autonomy, but if you need all this under one hood, the elegant Aspire Timeline X 5820TG is an excellent choice and gives a perfect reply to the question of which general-use notebook one should take.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: mobility: 70% emissions: 70%
Acer Aspire TimelineX 5820T Review: Less Extreme than Advertised
Source: English
The Acer Aspire TimelineX 5820T-5951 doesn't really have any one spec that makes it stand out in a very crowded class of thin wide-screen do-it-all notebooks. It does have above average battery life and a very good screen. The touchpad is decent and for a Core i3 system it is someone powerful while still running cool and quiet. The options for viewing multimedia content like DVDs or streaming video are pretty good. But the weak speakers and sub par keyboard are disappointments. If you don't plan to do a lot of typing and like to wear headphones for audio, this is a great option even if it is a little expensive. Otherwise there are better choices out there for the money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 90%
80% Acer Aspire TimelineX AS5820T-5951
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer TimelineX AS5820T-5951 is a metal-clad PC that delivered over 7 hours of battery life, and runs a standard volt processor, not bad for a $700 laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Aspire TimelineX 5820T, a versatile Core i5 laptop
Source: PC Authority English
What keeps the TimelineX 5820T from a recommendation, though, is the price: if you're spending this much, the Dell Studio 15 starts to look more tempting. But this remains a strong debut for the TimelineX series. It's fast, battery life remains strong, and it has far more strengths than it has weaknesses.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83%
80% Acer TimelineX 5820T review
Source: PC Advisor English
The 15.6in Acer TimelineX 5820T delivers an unusual combination of lightning real-world performance and very good battery life, all contained in a well-made slim chassis. If you can find it, the version with ATI 5750 graphics card has incredible gaming performance, while the integrated Intel graphics alone makes the TimelineX fit for some leaner gaming.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
69% Acer Aspire TimelineX 5820T review
Source: CNet English
Thanks to those switchable graphics, the 5820T performs well as a light, portable, power-saving device and also does a decent job of turning its hand to more intensive computing tasks. Unfortunately, this impressive range of tricks isn't reflected in the design -- no media keys, a rather dim screen and a frustrating trackpad mean that even if the 5820T is capable of some impressive computing feats, you might not enjoy actually using it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 69%

Foreign Reviews

80% Recensione Acer Aspire TimelineX 5820T
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Testy Acer Aspire TimelineX 5820T- laptop dobry na wszystko
Source: Twoje PC Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 60% mobility: 80%
Review Acer Aspire TimelineX
Source: BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 80%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

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.


The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.4 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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

77.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)