Acer Aspire Timeline X 5830T

Acer’s Aspire Timeline X range of laptops has been designed with power, style and time away from the charger in mind. We’ve got our hands on one of the top models in the range to check out; the 5830T.

When you lift up the screen, the first thing that will hit you is the stylish Macbook Pro-style chiclet keyboard and silver finish which really looks amazing. The whole laptop is finished in a dark matte blue which complements the black keyboard and brushed metal finish beneath the keys.


There are several models available in the Timeline X range, all of which feature the super fast Intel Core processors, ranging from i3 up to the i7 chip. Our model, the 5830T features the Intel Core i3-2330M processor which is clocked at 2.2GHz with a 3MB L3 cache.

Running the Windows 7 operating system, this is one seriously quick laptop. The Intel processor is backed up by 4GB of DDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a 500GB hard drive. WiFi connectivity comes in the form of Acer’s Nplify card which is compatible with 802.11 b/g/n wireless routers.

The Timeline X series laptops come in three screen sizes: 13.3”, 15.6” and 17”. All screens are of HD quality and support the widescreen 16:10 resolution which is perfect for watching films.

The biggest focus of the Timeline X series is battery life. The laptops boast 8 hours + from a single charge, thanks to the 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery, which is one of Acer’s own ‘Powersmart’ Long-Life Batteries.

Well Connected

Connectivity is good, with the 5830T offering an Ethernet connection to get online, VGA and HDMI out ports to connect the laptop to a monitor or HDTV, USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0 and an SD/MMC/xD/Memory Card Pro reader. Interestingly, the USB 3.0 port has a neat trick up its sleeve. When the laptop is turned off (and disconnected from the charger), you can hook up a USB device such as an iPod or MP3 player, and charge it from the laptop’s battery.

Acer’s Timeline X series features premium sound quality courtesy of ‘Professionally Tuned’ Dolby Home Theater speakers. The speaker sits above the keyboard flushly under a sleek polished metal grille, offering surround sound-style audio which is the perfect accompaniment to a film.

Overall we’re impressed with the 5830T; it has power, style and a great battery life. The model we tested (Acer Aspire Timeline X 5830T) is currently available from many retailers. Ours came from QVC, and costed £577.50.

Check out more high resolution images of the laptop in the gallery below.

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