Acer's Timeline series of laptops have all fared well in the past. Typically, manufacturers would want to add a premium to to every thin laptop they manufacture, but not Acer. These guys gave us affordable laptops that were slim and weighed a comfortable two kilos. The Timeline 4810TZ was a good blend of Intel's power conservative ULV processors that are powerful to run regular tasks and (along with Intel's GMA4500 graphics) even play 1080p video smoothly. It had a regular 14-inch screen; perfect for people who didn't want to compromise on the smaller screen of a netbook.
Now, Acer has renewed the Timeline series with the Timeline X 4820T laptop, which we have for review today. The most interesting change in the 4820T is the upgrade to a regular laptop-grade Core i3 330M processor. However, what's more interesting is that Acer still prints the same "8 hour" battery life claim like they did with the Timeline 4810TZ. In our tests, the 4810TZ did manage to survive for 5-6 hours of real world usage, which was a good show by itself. Other than a change in design, the rest of the internal specs are the same. So, will the Core i3 processor end up wrecking the Timeline X's high battery life claim? Let's find out.