Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T ultraportable laptop

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T review: an 11.6in laptop with great mobility

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  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    2.50 / 5 (of 2 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 1,299.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Save Yourself - DON'T BUY THIS !!



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I have received this computer through the Australian Education Department's new policies to provide students with netbooks. This computer has completely failed me after only nine months of use - and not only in physical aspects, either. Not only is the outside of the laptop completely awkward to use with such a small mousepad and mouse keys which have practically fallen off due to them being located on the very edge of the base, the screen is reflective and I cannot use it without having my brightness turned up to the max and I have to clean the screen daily in order to avoid dust build up making it impossible to read anything on my screen. The keyboard has failed to stay intact purely through typing normally on it daily.
For a school student, this netbook is not light at all, and is so breakable that with just carrying it around in a case at school causes it to have issues with its performance. Less than a year into using this computer it has already had hard drive issues and I've had to pay hundreds of dollars in order to replace parts in the computer due to them being "crushed from dropping the computer" however I have never done such a thing.
I am a user who has never downloaded anything untrusted from the internet and have only used just under 100 GB of my computer's 297 GB, I take great care in looking after my technology and I don't understand why this netbook has failed me so badly. Even worse, my school has installed such unnecessary software on the computer that it is extremely slow and takes almost 15 minutes just to load up!!
I'm not entirely sure if this is an issue with the Windows 7 Professional operating system installed or the computer itself, but this is definitely not a piece of technology worth investing in. Overall, awful. Acer may just be the worst computer brand on the market.




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Great to use.

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