Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG Owners Lounge

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  1. dmarvp

    dmarvp Notebook Enthusiast

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    I want my laptop to have an i5 processor. The i5 processor on th 4820 can't be swapped later? I don't plan to do that right now but it's nice to have that option for the future.
     
  2. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    The 4820TG uses a PGA988 socket so any of the Arrandale CPU's can be swapped in there.

    Bronsky:cool:
     
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    aznguy123 Notebook Guru

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    I purchased the 4820TG from amazon yesterday after reading the great reviews. However, I am very dissatisfied with the quality of the screen.

    The whites have a blue cast and there are vertical lines running through the entire screen! Is this a common problem with the 4820TG? I found some online posts regarding the same problem, but the issue doesn't seem widespread.

    The manufacturer of my panel is AUO.
     
  4. archaic

    archaic Notebook Consultant

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    what's the battery life with a 9 cell for the i-5? and is there really no bluetooth?
     
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    GizmoSlip Notebook Deity

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    I pulled the trigger on one of these earlier today with one day shipping from Amazon.com. Also, a few days ago when Newegg had them in stock. I got the email about two hours after they were in stock, and they were already out of stock again. Wowzors. :)
     
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    Jay. Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah it doesn't have the best panels... just request a replacement from Amazon.

    bing bang boom
     
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    aznguy123 Notebook Guru

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    I was planning on doing that...but I'm afraid I'll get the same problem. Since Amazon just got a new batch, won't all the LCD panels be made by AUO?
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    Return it. It is a problem with the individual panel, not all AUO panels. My AUO panel on my 3820TG was great. The quality across a particular model or brand is really inconsistent.

    Bronsky:cool:
     
  9. Jay.

    Jay. Notebook Consultant

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    if the 2nd one has the same problem they will probably offer you a 20% discount to keep it

    or u could just return it like bronsky said
     
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    cykotoxik Notebook Consultant

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    I ordered my 4820TG from J&R. I've only had it for a couple of days,
    but haven't experienced any problems with the screen.

    My experience is the exact opposite. I'm quite satisfied on the quality of
    my 4820TG screen. The color, brightness, and clarity is quite satisfactory.

    I do not see any blue cast on the whites. I do not see any vertical
    lines running through the entire screen.

    I agree with Bronksy. The criticism shouldn't be generalized for all the Acer LCD screens. Maybe you were unfortunate to receive one that is defective.

    How was your 4820TG delivered?

    My 4820TG was packaged in 2 separate boxes. The first box is brown, it has transparent taping (with the Acer logo and statement "If seal is broken...") on all the openings around the box.

    Then it has a gray Acer seal on the bottom opening and top opening of the box, that says "Please check contents if seal is broken...".

    Inside this brown box, is a black box with the handle and graphics. The top opening of this box has the gray Acer seal that says "Please check contents if seal is broken...".
     
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