Acer TimelineX: Skinny Sandy Bridge Performance for Under $1000


The Acer TimelineX employs a no frills—but hardly utilitarian—design that's simple and clean. Combined with a Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor, 13.3-inch display, Nvidia GT 540M graphics and Dolby audio, it's a solid, inch-thick package that only lightens bank accounts by $780.

There are also 14 and 15.6-inch models that are oddly cheaper ($700 and $600, respectively) and less powerful (in the case of the 15.6-inch), but unlike the 13.3-inch model, do manage to pack a DVD-RW drive in there. All three models are available now.

Acer TimelineX Notebook PCs Deliver Style, Mobile Performance, Long Battery Life

Award-winning line offers new slim sophisticated design with more entertainment features including Dolby Home Theater v4 Audio

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 7, 2011 – Acer America today elevates its highly-touted Acer Aspire TimelineX series notebooks with a new sleek and stylish, thin and light design complemented by long battery life and the latest technology and new entertainment features, including Dolby Home Theater v4 Audio. Models are available now in North America.

The Acer Aspire TimelineX Series is a best-in-breed notebook line that combines performance and portability in an incredibly beautiful and refined form factor. The notebook's upscale look and feel centers around its uncluttered, elegant design. The notebooks have a clean layout with a large touchpad and chiclet keyboard to promote both enjoyment and productivity. Available in three sizes – the 13.3-inch 3830T, 14-inch 4830T and 15.6-inch 5830T – the designs measure about an inch thin and are very light-weight.

Powered by the latest second-generation Intel Core i5 and i3 processors with Turbo Boost technology, the Acer TimelineX notebooks deliver the performance that savvy consumers, students, small businesses and families have come to expect for running multiple websites, videos, email, games and more. In addition to providing superb performance, Acer PowerSmart Technology provides extra long battery uptime of up to nine hours on models with integrated graphics and up to eight hours for models with discrete graphics, as well as a long battery lifecycle of up to four years(1).

The new Aspire TimelineX notebook PCs are perfect for entertainment thanks to new High- Definition audio support with Dolby Home Theater v4 Audio that delivers crisp and clear sound through its two built-in 3DSonic Stereo speakers and when connected to a home theater system. The notebooks also have HDMI 1080p output, so customers can use a convenient single cable connection to deliver HD video and audio to an external source. In addition, the notebooks have a USB 3.0 port for fast transfers. Plus, the port can charge USB devices even when the notebook is turned off.

The new Acer Aspire TimelineX models feature an HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit display with 16:9 HD True Cinematic View and excellent 1366x768 resolution for stunning clarity and viewing at any angle. Several models in the new lines come with integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M and Nvidia 520M graphics with NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology to deliver crystal-clear images, brilliant color and lifelike video while maximizing battery life. Additional models feature Intel® HD Graphics to provide superb visual performance with sharp images and rich color.

"From its inception, the Acer Aspire TimelineX Series has hit the mark in style, mobility, performance and battery life for ultimate PC productivity," said Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing manager, Acer America, "The new updated models build upon this proposition to provide even more value for our customers."

The thin and light TimelineX Series is ideal for staying in touch on the go. The HD webcam has a high 1280x1024 resolution and is placed in the center of the notebook for convenient video-chatting and capturing photos and video. The built-in digital microphone supports the webcam to convey excellent voice quality, while minimizing background noise and echoes. All of the new models have 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi for connecting to wireless networks as well as Gigabit Ethernet LAN for a reliable wired connection. Also, many configurations include Bluetooth.

A Range of Sizes to Meet Customers' Needs

The Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830T thin and light notebook has a 13.1-inch display, weighs only 4.12 pounds and measures only 0.87-1.15 inches thin.

The Acer Aspire TimelineX includes models for customers that want extra features along with portability, battery life and performance capabilities. Both the Acer TimelineX 4830T (14-inch screen, 4.88 pounds) and Acer Aspire Timeline X 5830T (15.6-inch screen, 5.6 pounds) come with integrated DVD drives and feature a dedicated numeric keypad for quick and easy number input.

Software, Pricing and Availability

The new Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830T, 4830T and 5830T models are ready to use right out of the box with Windows Home 7 as well as useful extras including Nook for PC, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Reader, WildTangent Demo Games, Skype, Norton Online Backup, and Microsoft Office 2010 (preloaded for online purchase).

The new Acer Aspire TimelineX notebooks also come with Acer clear.fi, a cross-platform solution for media enjoyment and sharing with DLNA-compliant devices, so customers can easily access, store and enjoy digital media from almost anywhere in an office, home or from the cloud.

The products are available at retailers now in both the United States in Canada. The Acer TimelineX Series starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $599.99 in the U.S and $599.99CAD in Canada.

Limited Warranty

The new Acer Aspire TimelineX models come with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service. All Acer netbooks are backed by toll-free service and support.(2)

About Acer

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks.(3) A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2010 reached US$19.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information

© 2011 Acer America Corp. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners. All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail price and may vary by location. Applicable sales tax extra.

1. Battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and application or features launched. All batteries' maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.

2. Limited warranties and service agreements apply. May not be available in all locations. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.
3. Source: Gartner data, FY2010

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Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830TG-6431 – price $779.99
_2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor 2.30GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.90GHz
_ 13.3" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit display (1366x768 resolution, 16:90 aspect ratio)
_Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset
_ 4096MB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz Memory
_ NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
_ 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
_ 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam
_ Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
_ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
_ 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
_ Bluetooth® 3.0+HS
_ Dolby® Advanced Home Theater® v4 Audio Enhancement
_ Two Built-in Acer 3DSonic Stereo Speakers
_ High Definition Audio Support
_ 2 - USB 2.0 Ports & 1 - USB 3.0 Port
_ 1 - HDMI™ Port with HDCP Support
_VGA Port
_ Multi-Gesture Touchpad
_ Media Control Function Keys
_ 6-cell Li-ion Battery (6000 mAh)
_ Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
_ Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
_ 4.12 lbs. (system unit only)

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4830T-6642 – price $699.99
_2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor 2.30GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.90GHz
_ 14" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit display (1366x768 resolution, 16:90 aspect ratio)
_Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset
_ 4096MB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz Memory
_ Intel HD Graphics 3000
_ 640GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
_8X DVD-super multi double-layer drive
_ 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam
_ Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
_ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
_ 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
_ Bluetooth® 3.0+HS
_ Dolby® Advanced Home Theater® v4 Audio Enhancement
_ Two Built-in Acer 3DSonic Stereo Speakers
_ High Definition Audio Support
_ 2 - USB 2.0 Ports & 1 - USB 3.0 Port
_ 1 - HDMI™ Port with HDCP Support
_VGA Port
_ Multi-Gesture Touchpad
_Dedicated Numeric Keypad
_ Media Control Function Keys
_ 6-cell Li-ion Battery (6000 mAh)
_ Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
_ Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
_ 4.88 lbs. (system unit only)

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS5830T-6862 – price $599.99
_2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-2310M Processor 2.1GHz
_ 15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit display (1366x768 resolution, 16:90 aspect ratio)
_Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset
_ 4096MB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz Memory
_ Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 128 dedicated system memory
_ 640GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
_8X DVD-super multi double-layer drive
_ 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam
_ Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
_ Dolby® Advanced Home Theater® v4 Audio Enhancement
_ Two Built-in Acer 3DSonic Stereo Speakers
_ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
_ 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
_ Bluetooth® 3.0+HS
_ High Definition Audio Support
_3 - USB 2.0 Ports & 1 - USB 3.0 Port
_ 1 - HDMI™ Port with HDCP Support
_VGA Port
_ Multi-Gesture Touchpad
_Dedicated Numeric Keypad
_ Media Control Function Keys
_ 6-cell Li-ion Battery (6000 mAh)
_ Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
_ Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
_ 5.6 lbs. (system unit only)

Acer TimelineX: Skinny Sandy Bridge Performance for Under $1000

Acer TimelineX: Skinny Sandy Bridge Performance for Under $1000

Acer TimelineX: Skinny Sandy Bridge Performance for Under $1000