It very reasonable for an ultraportable, offers great everyday performance, has brilliant high-def video playback, and operates for more than 6 hours on its battery. But, the 1830T as well undergoes some ergonomic foibles that can annoy in long run. The TimelineX 1830T is physically the same to Acer's Aspire 721, a netbook that is nearly based on AMD Athlon II Neo, and have the similar 11.6-inch, 1366-by-768-resolution color display. But clearly, the 721 can't touch 1830T and its Core i5-430UM's performance. With Intel's CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 500GB, 5400-rpm HD on board.

The keyboard is huge, has a politely crisp sense, and the all normally used keys are all full-sized. Though, it's somewhat recessed into deck which sometimes creates pressing spacebar that abuts the lip of that deck a bit difficult. As with most ultraportables, there's no optical drive, and ports are the usual, somewhat sparse array found on small laptops: three USB 2.0 ports, one HDCP-enabled HDMI, one VGA, and a single gigabit LAN port. N-Wireless and Bluetooth are also on board for nonwired communications, as well as a 5-in-1 card reader for retrieving images from cameras and the like.

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