Reviews for Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG have been highly positive with praises heaped on its balance between aesthetic perfection and technical brilliance. The price in India too is competitive. Aspire TimelineX has a 15.6-inch screen with the screen resolution being 1366x768. The glossy screen has contributed to a futuristic and elegant style that is attractive to say the least. With angular edges (reminding you of Lamborghini's high performance cars) and cylindrically designed hinges, the design stands apart from contemporary models. It comes in blue, silver and black matte finish colors. The laptop weighs less than 2.5 kg.
Coming to the stuff that matters, Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG is powered by an Intel Core i5-2410M 2.30 GHz Sandy Bridge processor with a 640GB hard drive, DDR3 3GB RAM and the GeForce GT 540M as well as the Intel HD3000 graphics card featuring 1GB VRAM with the option to choose between the two graphics systems, depending on the type of task performed, through the Optimus advanced graphics technology from NVIDIA. The laptop offers good performance for your regular office and home tasks, and 720p and 1080p videos will play with absolutely no issues.
One of the interesting features of Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG is that you don't have to open the laptop to know whether you've got any charge left in the non-removable battery. This is thanks to a Battery Indicator which is actually a button at the front which, through different colours - blue, amber and red, gives an idea of the battery's available charge.
When connected to a power supply the button shines blue but will shine amber if the battery is in the charging process. When you're using the laptop without connecting it to a power source (on battery) blue indicates the presence of more than 30% charge, while the button will turn to amber when the remaining charge levels are between 10% and 30%. Red is the final colour indicator showing that there is only 10% of the charge remaining. Battery backup is reported to be 2 hours and 5 minutes. Even if your laptop is switched of, you can press the button to know the state of battery charge.
According to reviews, using Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG for too long on the lap may not be desirable as it tends to heat up. However, you'll be impressed by the design of the keyboard. The elevated palm-rest ensures comfortable typing for long hours, while the keys are flat-surfaced and provide the right balance between a soft and a hard feel.
The USB port also functions as a USB charger and can be used to charge devices even when the laptop is off, depending on the available battery charge.
Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG comes pre-loaded with the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition Service Pack 1.