The Acer Timeline 3810TZ is a thin 13-inch laptop based on Intel's low power consuming hardware (a.k.a the CULV platform). It's quite thin and lightweight, partially due to the exclusion of a DVD drive. It's got decent build quality, along with a comfortable keyboard and touch-pad. We can't praise it enough and have to hand it down to Acer to come up with such a finely tuned laptop, in every sense.
At an affordable price of Rs. 31,412, the Timeline 3810T has a lot to offer -- a Pentium U4100 dual-core 1.3 GHz processor, 3GB RAM and a 320GB hard disk. Also, the pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium edition takes full advantage of this hardware and runs smooth while surfing the net, doing office work or even watching 1080p HD movies. But don't expect anything beyond that; with an underpowered Intel on-board graphics chip, gaming or rendering 3D models on it wouldn't be such a good idea.
Competing with the 3810TZ are the Dell Vostro V13 and the MSI X-Slim X350. The Acer trumps both of them over in price and battery life. The Vostro V13 looks cooler but lacks HDMI, the 3rd USB port and has average battery life. MSI X350 has almost similar specifications (except for only 2 USB ports) but has a horrible track-pad. If you're looking for a sleek laptop to do non-intensive work and can do without a DVD drive, then the Acer Timeline 3810TZ is possibly one of the best buys out there. Unfortunately, many people still use CDs/DVDs on a day-to-day basis and this is the only thing that'll put them off this laptop. If you're looking for something like this but need a DVD drive, then have a look at the Dell Inspiron 13z or alternatively the 3810TZ's slightly bigger cousin -- the Timeline 4810TZ.