Acer Aspire 3830TG-2628G12nbb


Acer Aspire 3830TG-2628G12nbb
Acer Aspire 3830TG-2628G12nbb (Aspire 3830TG Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M - 2048 MB, Core: 672 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, DirectX 11, Nvidia Optimus, ForceWare 267.21
8192 MB 
, 2x4096MB, Samsung DDR3-10700, 667MHz, maximum 8 GB
13.3 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, AUO B133XW03 V2, LED, diagonal: 33 centimeters, glossy: yes
Intel HM65
Intel X25-M G2 SSDSA2M120G2GC, 120 GB 
, X25-M MLC
HD Audio
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone out (S/PDIF), microphone in, Card Reader: 5-in-1 (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD), RJ-45
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0+HS
height x width x depth (in mm): 28.9 x 322 x 228 ( = 1.14 x 12.68 x 8.98 in)
66 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6 cell, 6000 mAh, 11.1 Volt, built-in, model: AS11A5E, manufacturer: Panasonic
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3MP
Additional features
90 watt adapter with power cable, manual, Adobe Reader 9, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter,, eSobi, McAfee Internet Security Suite trial version, Norton Online Backup, NTI Media Maker 9, Skype, Windows Live Essentials, Acer software, 24 Months Warranty, warranty includes Pick-Up & Return service and 12 monath International Travelers Warranty (ITW), color: Ice-Blue (blue with silver and black), 2 stereo speakers
1.886 kg ( = 66.53 oz / 4.16 pounds), Power Supply: 356 g ( = 12.56 oz / 0.78 pounds)
1100 Euro


Average Score: 84.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 89%, features: 69%, display: 67% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 3830TG-2628G12nbb

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%



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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
1.886 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.

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

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

Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-2434G64N
GeForce GT 540M, Core i5 2430M
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GeForce GT 540M, Core i5 2410M
Acer Aspire 3830TG-2414G12nbb
GeForce GT 540M, Core i5 2410M
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GeForce GT 540M, Core i5 2410M
Acer Aspire 3830TG-6431
GeForce GT 540M, Core i5 2410M

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-10-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)