Acer homepage Acer notebook section. Netbooks fall short of fulfilling that demand, but this year has seen a number of products aim to fill the gap. Left-handed people will have to put up with the air coming out from the vent , but this is barely noticeable during normal office use. Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since These are excellent figures. Likewise there are no ports on the back, only the battery.

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Neither the top nor the bottom of the laptop gets unusually warm — we measured a maximum of Laptop Mag This sleek ultraportable offers better performance than netbooks and nearly nine hours of battery life.

Review Acer Aspire Timeline TZ Subnotebook – Reviews

Particularly noteworthy is the HDMI portas it allows for a high-resolution image when connecting to an external monitor. However this test is mostly theoreticalsince all possible energy-saving measures have been turned on and a single text document is being read. Overall the design is a success. If you want to use the laptop with its battery removed, you will have to put up with this gaping hole. Therefore the speakers will not really do the job for film and music fans, even if Acer did include Dolby Sound Room technologywhich tries to simulate the effect of Surround Sound using only aspird speakers.

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Please, switch off ad blockers. It is available in three colours: The TZ uses a This is where the battery goes; it slots almost seamlessly into the design.


Review Acer Aspire Timeline 1810TZ Subnotebook

UMTS or Bluetooth modules are optional extras, and were not included in our test model. Unfortunately the TZ’s glossy display produces reflections. A second memory module can be fitted via the access panel on the underside of the laptop.

Trusted Reviews was the year of the netbook; is the year of the ‘affordable’ ultra-portable laptop. The colours on the glossy display look sharp, the black value is good at 1.

For anyone who wants to use the TZ as more than a dimly lit e-book reader, our WLAN test gives a much more realistic assessment ; the screen brightness is left at moderate energy-saver mode and the internet is used over WLAN until the battery runs dry.

Its endurance is excellent, its keyboard a pleasure to use, and it offers a fair amount of speed for a such a small and inexpensive system. The design prevents you from opening the lid to a full degrees, but you will be able to position it sensibly for the vast majority of situations.

Please, switch off ad blockers. The two stereo speakers are also positioned here beneath the front edge. One 8110tz unusual feature of the touchpad as indicated by 180tz sticker next to it is that you can scroll and zoom using multi-touchin a similar way to the iPhone.

This does look smart but it can be difficult to find it; under normal lighting afer you can just about discern it, but in bad light it is much harder to tell where it is at first glance or at first touch. There are a few small slip upslike the long battery charging time or the tendency to overheat under a full processing loador the annoying sound of the fan that also materializes then. If you’re after laptop level performance with netbook levels of battery life, look no further than the TZ.


Acer Aspire Timeline 1810TZ-412G16N

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average as of The TZ also has a good feel to it generally, thanks to its rounded edges and the lightly textured palm rest area with its metallic-style finishing. And you certainly get the advertised 8 hours of battery life with light usage. The TZ’s ‘Fine Tip’ keyboard is supposed to appeal to those who type a lot, by having larger keys and well-defined spaces in-between.

It seems self-evident now, but netbooks showed Intel, AMD and other manufacturers that there was a sincere demand for affordable, portable laptops. We hope others will follow the example, but in the meantime this is the CULV laptop we’d buy.

Acer Aspire Timeline TZG16N specifications

However if you do, be aware that the pre-installed Rimeline Windows Vista will no longer be sufficient; you will have to upgrade to a Bit operating system to use the full 4GB.

Acer Aspire Timeline TZ. It takes less than half as long to load the image when two cores are working on it.