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Acer Timeline X 4820TG

12-hour battery life – oh, really?

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I also ran constant loops of PCMark05 as that was the test I used when I reviewed the original Timeline and got a figure of 165 minutes which in real world terms is equivalent to five hours 30 minutes of constant use. If we take the Acer claim of 12 hours of battery life for the 4820T as gospel it suggests that the extra CPU cores and ATi graphics that are part of 4820TG have the effect of cleaving the battery life in half.

Acer TimelineX

Respectable performance, but physical construction leaves room for improvement

Verdict

Timeline X makes significant advances over the original Timeline models with thanks to the Core i3/i5/i7 CPU options and ATi Radeon HD 5650 graphics. Internals aside, the build quality and design of the chassis strike me as very average. More significantly, the battery life of the 4820TG, which is actually rather good, falls far short of the ‘up to 12 hours’ claim that Acer has been broadcasting for this range. ®

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