Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG

Acer offers a wide-range of notebooks with the 4820TG targeting buyers looking for a powerful portable machine

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Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG The 4820TG won't win over many people with its looks but there's plenty of power on offer
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  December 1, 2010

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Key Specs

Card reader: Y
Display adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display screen: 14-inch
Internal storage: 320GB
Memory: 4GB DDR3

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Acer says the 4820TG was created ‘in the pursuit of the extreme'. Is it really everything that Acer claims?

Design-wise the Acer isn't the thinnest laptop we've tested but considering its components, its slim size is quite impressive. On the looks front the TimelineX while not stunning is a decent looker but people won't think ‘that's a lot of money' when they see it.

Thankfully, in terms of performance the 4820TG doesn't pull any punches. With a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 M520 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with 1GB of discreet memory, the Acer returned some impressive benchmark results. With scores of 75.51fps and 27fps in Street Fighter IV and World in Conflict the notebook certainly has gaming credentials and moving on to applications, its PCMark Vantage numbers were also quite healthy. Across the board this slim Aspire was much faster than Acer's own Aspire 8943G desktop replacement machine.

With its compact dimensions and weight of 2.2kg the 4820TG is a proper portable and on the battery front, it ran for three hours and 20 minutes. Usability-wise the Acer's 14-inch LCD screen creates razor sharp visuals and has wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles; we could see the Acer's display even when looking at its screen from 90-degrees off-axis.

Verdict: Sleeper looks aside, the 4820TG is a power-packed monster that will satisfy all of your portable needs.

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