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Acer Aspire TimelineX AS5830TG-6614 Notebook Intel Core i5 2430M (2.40GHz) 6GB Memory 640GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

  • Intel Core i5 2430M (2.40GHz)
  • 6GB Memory 640GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • DVD Super Multi
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  • newegg Extremely power-smart The 2011 Aspire TimelineX pushes it to the extreme with up to 10 hours of battery life*. Acer's PowerSmart long-life battery retains 80% capacity for more than 1,000 charge cycles, for up to 4 years of use. A one-touch LED power indicator lights up in different colors, so you can check your notebook's battery capacity with ease. The Aspire TimelineX optimizes performance and battery life to the max. (*Up to 9 hours for AS5830TG-6614. Actual battery life varies by usage, settings, and operating conditions.)
  • newegg Extreme performance The Aspire TimelineX AS5830TG-6614 features cutting-edge 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 2430M processor with Turbo Boost 2.0 technology and powerful NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M as well as 6GB DDR3 memory for performance that adapts to your needs. An enhanced sound system with Dolby Home Theater v4 delivers audio with improved dialogue clarity and tone. Super-speed USB 3.0 transfers data up to ten times faster than before. The extreme performance enhances digital video, games and all-round fun at home or on the road.
  • newegg Extreme convenience A one-inch profile and the Cobalt Blue aluminum cover make this notebook ultra-slim, strikingly beautiful and very durable. The chiclet keyboard has nice key spacing for accurate typing, while easy-to-use hotkeys and a multi-gesture touchpad enable superior control. Plus, you can recharge devices like a cell phone or portable media player even if your notebook is turned off, thanks to the innovative USB power-off charging feature.
  • newegg Extreme connectivity The Aspire TimelineX features advanced communication technologies to keep you well-connected wherever you go. The Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam with 720p high-definition audio/visual recording enables ultra-clear face-to-face chats with family and friends. Today's finest connectivity options include Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 802.11b/g/n wireless and Gigabit Ethernet, ensuring strong Internet access while you're on the move.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Michael V.
  • 9/16/2012 5:21:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: >Long lasting battery
>Fairly powerful for a notebook
>Thin
>Lightweight
>USB 3.0 compatible

Cons: Might just be a quirk on my laptop, but every now and again, the wifi driver goes haywire. But every time, a simple reboot fixes it

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  • Logan W.
  • 3/11/2012 7:09:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSteady Machine

Pros: Works great. Sturdily built. 6 gigs never filled. Dedicated graphics prevent lagging in my most demanding games. Runs cool. Standard HDMI is great. Long lasting battery even in performConvenient "Power Saver" button for easy toggling between performance and power save mode. Very powerful.

Cons: Right now, it's starting to crash on me. Still trying to figure out the problem. It's an on/off problem. The plastic trackpad, keys, and buttons wear easily. The viewing angle is extremely poor.

Other Thoughts: It's power makes up for it's easily erodible parts.

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  • Carrie A.
  • 2/6/2012 3:02:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Good

Pros: This laptop has a very long battery life, is very lightweight, yet feels sturdy. The sound from the speaker bar is also amazing from what I'm used to. It runs cold too. Dedicated graphics is hardly used unless gaming.

Cons: Battery not removable, so I hope it never breaks. There was also a lot of bloatware, but I was expecting that. 6 gigs of ram seems sort of stupid. Why not just ship with 4 so people can upgrade and not have an extra 2 gigs just laying around.

Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a decent computer that is primarily used for school projects and minor gaming. I would purchase this product again.

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  • Michael V.
  • 1/21/2012 8:40:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems thus far

Pros: There haven't been any annoying quirks like my hp. The battery life is excellent (6 hrs if just on web, 2 hours if gaming). It handles most games well enough. The speakers aren't too shabby either

Cons: Only three:
1. The trackpad is in a slightly inconvenient place for me
2. I haven't seen a trace of a button that disables wifi. You need to go into the Intel wireless control driver to do it
3. Comes with a lot of crapware, as all Acers do

Other Thoughts: The pros here definitely outweigh the cons. What you get from this notebook is well worth the price you pay for it.

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  • Ben B.
  • 1/3/2012 2:00:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood all in one

Pros: Thin, Portable, good battery life, good speakers, high quality build (Keyboard, trackpad, and ports are all great)

If you gaming/media without sacrificing battery life and portability this is the one. It does play modern games at medium to high settings, and it is more than enough for HD video.

There is a great access panel for potential HDD/RAM upgrades.
Overall it seems very well thought out, and made with good materials

Cons: The screen does not get as bright as other LEDs I have seen.
Captive battery.

Ton of bloatware (I spent the first hour un-installing things)

Other Thoughts: I feel like my dollars went into the parts that matter in this laptop and not a useless (to me) blue-ray or gimmicky junk.

fyi the advertized 'aluminum' construction is just the casing on the screen, the rest is plastic. (I personally prefer this because aluminum chassis get HOT on your lap!)

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  • Moses G.
  • 12/29/2011 9:53:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery happy with my choice

Pros: - I won't go into the specs--you can see them for yourself. I will say I'm VERY happy with my purchase. In terms of value for the money, this was the best laptop I could find anywhere that had the essentials I was looking for. Apart from the outstanding specs (including the NVIDIA graphics card) and long battery life (which many have mentioned already), here are some of the other good and perhaps more intangible things:
- It's thin
- It's light
- It has great styling (love the blue!)
- The chiclet keyboard has a really nice feel
- I love the numeric keypad--so useful!
- The track pad can do just about everything a Mac trackpad can do (two finger scroll, corner functions, zoom, rotate, etc.)
- Surprisingly good sound quality for a laptop (Dolby Home Theater)
- According to Consumer Reports, Acer is the second-most reliable computer manufacturer after Apple (but you have to pay double to get a computer of similar power from Apple)

Cons: Minor things mostly:
- The finish tends to show fingerprints
- Might be nice to have a slightly larger track pad. When I enabled corner functions, I kept accidentally activating them because the track pad just isn't that big. So I turned them off. I didn't think they saved much time/effort anyhow.
- Keyboard is not back-lit. Almost never need that anyway.
- USB ports on the side are near the front rather than near the back--minor inconvenience.
- Battery is not removable but really, how long are you going to keep this thing? My philosophy is to go mid-range when buying a computer--rather than top of the line--and just upgrade more often. I think you actually come out ahead this way.
- I wish it was optimized for slightly higher resolution but its resolution seems to be what just about all laptops in this price range offer

Other Thoughts: I get lots of compliments on how cool it looks.

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  • John K.
  • 12/21/2011 10:34:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA. (T.T)

Pros: I intended for it to be a gift as a casual gaming/work notebook.
Nice specs, looks nice with the aluminum finish, fits snugly in the new notebook bag I bought for it, & would make a great paper weight?

Cons: Arrived DOA, sent back to NewEgg for a replacement, was out of stock & received a refund instead.
There goes $12 in shipping.
>:

Well, NewEgg was as prompt as ever & handled the RMA nicely. It's not their fault I received a dud.
No hard feelings towards Acer though, it happens & doesn't necessarily reflect their brand.

Other Thoughts: I usually won't rate DOA merchandise at all, preferring to leave a small note that I've received a DOA previously when I rate functional replacement units instead. (Unless I receive 3 consecutive DOA units since that's just ridiculous & costly.)

Unfortunately as mine arrived DOA & was not available for replacement, I can't write a more extensive review as I normally do.

In other notes: As I couldn't wait for this to be restocked (Christmas arriving in a few days and all), I've bought a Toshiba Satellite instead. (partially due to the fact that my last Toshiba lasted through 16 years of use which ironically was put aside due to software issues rather than hardware issues.)

Will write a review for the Toshiba in 6 months to 1 year.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214495

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  • Ricardo L.
  • 12/14/2011 12:32:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so cool!

Pros: -Core i5 runs really fast
-640GB HDD (well about +550GB actually, you know the drill)
-6GB RAM
-Chicklet Keyboard (I like separated keys best)
-Great battery, 5-7 hours of battery life with regular* use (VERY GOOD)
-GeForce GT 540M plays modern games smoothly**
-Good Exterior Finish (I like this "Industrial" type of design)
-Really good sound quality for integrated speakers (software boost obviously)
-Touchpad supports 2 finger scroling, zooming and image spin
-USB 3.0 (I have a 3.0 portable HDD 5400RPM, transfers 60-70Mb/s)
-Overall i give it 5 eggs because the pros outweigh the cons

Cons: Some of these cons would most likely ADD a few hundred dollars to the price so maybe there not cons:

-Gets hot while gaming but no biggie that's normal, just don't put in your lap while gaming
-Bloatware, nothing to bad but planing on doing a clean install later
-No blu-ray drive but usually they only give BD-ROM on laptops under $1000 which is no help either, I prefer to be able to write.
-RAM is 1066MHz and I've seen some (in price range) that use 1333MHz which is faster but not a deal breaker since my last laptop also used 1066
-5400RPM HDD, would have liked a 7200RPM but maybe it's time to consider solid state for a future upgrade
-I don't know why the battery is internal but I just hope that it will have a good lifespan
-Having a Full-HD screen would have made it the dream laptop for me in my price range but I'm realistic
-Call me whimp but I miss a mute button

Other Thoughts: I bought this as an upgrade from a Lenovo (Turion X2, ATI 4250, 4GB RAM) that I had and after about 3 weeks I can say that I'm very satisfied. Mainly procesor, memory, graphics and LONG battery life (Timeline Series Specialty), make this (my 3rd laptop) a good choice for the price. I recommend this product.

Unfortunately since I'm finishing the school semester at the university I haven't had time to test the HDMI output, USB sleep charge and the Bluetooth feature (planing on buying a bluetooth mouse)

PS: When gaming don't forget to check if your game is running with the Nvidia card and not the HD Graphics, also you have to plug in the computer to use full CPU, GPU and everything else.

*By regular use I mean working with MS Office, Opera web browser, Code Blocks, WMP, NI Multisim, and/or Matlab

**Games I've played in this laptop:
-COD Modern Warfare 2
-Battlefield 3
-FIFA 12
-and lots of others in line waiting

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  • Jeffrey P.
  • 12/13/2011 3:45:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good Laptop

Pros: Best performing laptop I have ever owned, in fact it is faster than my quad core Phenom 2 Desktop with a HD 4670 Graphics card. Stays cool when playing flash, reading websites, downloading etc. Very quiet at low loads. Intel Quick sync is awesome, encodes standard def H.264 at roughly 420 fps. Same x264 encode with handbrake is about 80 fps. Handbrake quality is SLIGHTLY better but not worth the difference in time. HD 3000 is okay for older games/gaming on the go. You could easily play games like KOTOR 2 and SW TOR at medium settings and 1366x768 res comfortably.
GT 540 is really all that you need so far for modern games at this resolution. Sound quality and positional audio are very good for a laptop. Keyboard is nice, not macbook quality, but not bad. Keypad is a must have. Usb 3.0 is not a big deal now but you are future proof with it. Resumes quickly from sleep.

Battery life is phenomenal under low load. 81% and I have 7 hours left according to windows.

Cons: Gets hot under load with and without the 540 GT activated.

The other reviewers are right about the viewing angle, it annoying but not a deal breaker.

Some crapware, wasnt sure which was crapware so I ended up uninstalling more than I should have.

Off center trackpad sucks, i mean really sucks. Trackpad is also too small for my taste. There is no two finger scroll or two finger right click like with Macbooks and many other notebooks I have owned. Fixed that by downloading a tool to give those options.

Not as light as I would like.

My DVD ram is kind of strange, reads discs a little slowly.

Hardware multimedia key placements absolutely suck.

Not very Hackbook OSX86 friendly

Other Thoughts: Bought this as a cheaper replacement for a 13" macbook pro. Not sorry I did, the quicksync support and Discrete Graphics more than make up for the lack of OS X. This was the best computer buy I have made in a long time.

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  • Sean M.
  • 12/6/2011 7:23:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop

Pros: Case is sturdy and aluminum is thick enough to keep from getting bent up by bumps and scrapes. Everything came as expected from Acer and Newegg.

Cons: My only complaint is that the screen has a small optimal viewing angle. It's my only reason for not giving 5 eggs, but it is not a big deal to me.

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