I was able to have a first hand experience using one of the thin and light Timeline series of laptops from Acer, the Timeline 3810T-6415. My initial impression? It’s exactly what thin and light laptops should be.
The 3810T is a 13″ laptop and the 6415 model is the most powerful of the bunch with an Intel Core 2 Duo (1.4GHz SU9400) CULV processor. The other 3810T’s come with Core 2 Solo. This line doesn’t have an optical drive unlike the 14″ models.
Anyway, the dual core processors may not seem to be enough for some but the 4GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM sure makes this light laptop a big boost. The 64-bit Vista OS will surely maximize that 4GB memory.
It has a 1366 x 768 glossy display that is capable of playing 720p HD videos thanks to its Intel GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics. There’s also an HDMI port available aside from the usual VGA.
As for the looks? The brush-aluminum coating looks pretty sleek and stylish and can even fit the corporate lifestyle. The island-style keyboard remind me of Sony Vaio’s and the keys are big and nicely spaced. Its 0.9″ slim profile is pleasing to the eyes and its weight of 3.5 lbs. is lighter than other netbooks.
Its 6-cell 5600mah battery claims to give users 8-hour straight computing but I highly doubt that.
For a more in-depth review, check out my post here.
I haven’t seen this in stores yet but the Core 2 Solo version is already in the market and priced at P39,750. Not cheap but such is the life of thin and lights.