With us today is Acer’s Aspire Timeline 4810 – yet another slim notebook with long battery life but only a bigger version compared to the 3810T. How would this notebook fare?
The Aspire Timeline 4810T has brushed aluminum that not only gives it a sleek look but also contributes to its lightweight nature, coming at only 1.6kg. The Aspire Timeline 3810T is 24mm thick and rising just 5 mm at it’s highest. Here is the 4810T (right) with the 3810T.
The notebook opens to reveal a full-sized marble-like keyboard that felt firm, just as the 3810T. Notice that the 4810T opens to a wider angle.
Here’s a comparison of their features on both side.
It’s good to see that 4810T is not just an enlarged version. It actually has changes to cater for other features.
For example, the flash memory slot is now shifted to the front.
The right side comes with an optical drive, a much added convenience.
And here are the dimensional differences.
The Aspire Timeline 3810T features Intel® Core™2 Duo ultra low voltage processor SU9400, Intel® GMA 4500MHD, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB Hard disk, 14″ 16:9 LED screen at 1366 x 768 and an 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive For more details, visit official product page.
Just as my other tests, I go about my web browsing activities doing multiple tabbed browsing and also having TweetDeck running on the background, doing tweet refreshes every 2 minutes or so.
At full power, it lasted me for about 5.5 hours. Note that this unit has a bigger LCD screen than the 3810T.
Everything is exactly like the 3810T (which I really don’t feel like repeating myself, you can refer to the 3810T article).
The main difference are the screen and the available optical drive. 😀 The 4810T is a better option if your lifestyle involves a lot of exchanging of optical drives. The touchpad feels better than the 3810T. There’s something about how the casing structure that leads to the pad.
On the downside, it occupies more desktop real estate, heavier and cost a little bit more. It’s also running on a slower processor – the Intel Core Solo processor SU3500, and also having 320GB hard disk space instead of 500GB.
Is the 4810T worth buying?
Let’s just say the 4810T gives you more screen space and convenience of optical drive at the cost of desktop real estate, hard disk space and processing power.
Which one? Up to you.
*Note : both of them aren’t powerful enough for playing 1080p videos. 😛 DVDs are fine though.