Pros

  • Very light, thin, and easy to carry
  • Intel Core i7 processor in an ultraportable

Cons

  • No discrete graphics
  • Trackpad is tiny and hard to distinguish from palm rest

At A Glance

The keyboard and trackpad on Acer's latest ultraportable laptop aren't perfect, but the sacrifices involved are acceptable when the result is such a sleek machine.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Aspire 1830 TimelineX with a handsome diamond-black chassis delivers the perfect balance of go-anywhere mobility and do-anything performance. This ultraportable 11.6" is only about 1" thin and boasts a full-size keyboard, HD audio/visual enjoyment and up to eight hours of mobile power.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.PTV02.209
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5800 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 8 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 11.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 128 MB
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type No
General Information
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
UPC Code 884483025626
Manufacturer Part Number LX.PTV02.209
Brand Name Acer
Product Name Aspire AS1830T-68U118 Notebook
Marketing Information

The Aspire 1830 TimelineX with a handsome diamond-black chassis delivers the perfect balance of go-anywhere mobility and do-anything performance. This ultraportable 11.6" is only about 1" thin and boasts a full-size keyboard, HD audio/visual enjoyment and up to eight hours of mobile power.

Product Model AS1830T-68U118
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://us.acer.com
Product Line Aspire
Product Series 1830T
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Aspire AS1830T-68U118 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Additional Information

Wireless LAN: Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Centrino Wireless-N 1000
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.1"
Width 11.2"
Depth 8.0"
Weight (Approximate) 49.44 oz
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-680UM
Processor Speed 1.46 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 4 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM55 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-gesture TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 89.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:22   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 300.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 374.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 238.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 472.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 465.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 672.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 273.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 446.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 227.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 14.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 10.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 11.71   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 8.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 7.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 6.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 13.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 406.0