Acer Timeline 1810TZ Review
The smallest and lightest model in the Acer Timeline series is the 1810TZ and pretty much defines what the ULV segment should be — thin, light, long battery light and has enough processing power.
The good thing about the Acer Timeline 1810TZ is that, despite the low clock-speed at 1.3GHz, it’s still got dual core processors. That means you benefit from the ULV giving you longer battery life but can still crunch some pretty good numbers when you needed it, courtesy of the 2 cores.
Screenshots of the CPU-Z and GPU-Z are show below. The Intel GMA 4500M takes a minimum 64MB memory but pumps it up to 796MB when needed. The 2GB DDR2 RAM (the other Timelines have DDR3 RAM) is enough but can be upgraded to 4GB.
The Timeline 1801TZ can be readily compared to the netbook version, Acer Aspire One AO751, which we reviewed here earlier. Only difference in the form factor is that the 1810TZ has an embedded 6-cell battery while the AO751 has it protruding at the back end.
Windows Experience Index of Acer Timeline 1810TZ
The Windows Experience Index of the Timeline 1810TZ is impressive with a base score of 3.2. That’s pretty much evident when you put it side by side with the one from the AO751. Now that’s a huge difference between an Atom Z520 1.33GHz and an Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100 at 1.3GHz.
Windows Experience Index of Acer Aspire One AO751
The system plays YouTube HD smoothly and with the HDMI port in place, you can hook it up to a big monitor to output some HD movies. My HP Mini 311 with NVidia ION LE still struggles with YouTube HD because of the Atom processor. The 11.6″ display has a screen resolution of 1366×768 pixels is standard for its size.
The 250GB hard drive, a Draft-N WiFi, Bluetooth and Windows 7 completes the specs line-up to make this an ideal mobile notebook.
The battery lasts about 5 hours on a single full charge (based on internal battery indicator) while BatteryBar gives it a good 5.5 to 6 hours.
The Acer Timeline 1810TZ is not officially available in the Philippines yet and the review unit we had was bought from Hong Kong for $750 (Php35,000). It could go as high as Php39,990 when it gets here.
Looking to Buy? You can get the Acer Timeline 1810TZ Special Olympic Edition for $570 at Amazon: Acer Aspire Timeline AS1810TZ-4008 11.6-Inch Olympic Edition Laptop (Silver)