Review of the Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M Series Ultrabook
The battery tests showed around 3 hours and 51 minutes, although as usual they are just a guide and certainly don’t match up to Acer’s 8 hour claim, so as usual tweak your settings to get the maximum battery use and switch off all non-essential things and reduce your screen brightness. When doing all that I managed to get the promised 8 hours.
I really like this Ultrabook. Acer refer to it as an Ultrabook but it’s certainly larger than a lot of the previous Ultrabook’s we have reviewed.
It has a 15.6” LED screen, which is very clear and can be used for hours at a time without getting eyestrain.
The audio is provided by Dolby and is very clear, and can be tweaked as you desire to get your perfect sound.
For a bit of kit with a 15.6” screen it’s actually fairly light, coming in at a little under 2kg, so while not exactly the lightest unit on the market it shouldn’t break your back either.
Connectivity wise there are a number of USB 2.0 ports and a USB 3.0 port, although they are actually around the back rather than at the side so it can be a bit of a pain to get to, primarily because of that 15.6” screen again.
It comes with 4GB ram, which is enough for everyday tasks.
Overall for the price it’s a great little (or not so little) machine. It’s certainly not going to be a replacement for a desktop if you want some sort of workhorse, but for everyday use and for taking around with you, this is certainly one to look at!
The price of this particular model is £499.99, and as usual look around as you can always find a bargain.