Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG Owners Lounge

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  1. spressa

    spressa Newbie

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    there were in stock. i bought mine last week on thursday at like 2am in the morning central time usa. mine was shipped at like noon that day. i went back to buy another for my friend though and i noticed the shipped changed from 1-3 days to 5-7. it was cheaper to get it through jr for me though. priced matched newegg @ 749.99 + $10 off + free shippin = 25 bucks cheaper

    mine's already here in the city, gonna get it tomorrow. i'm so excited. got rid of my i7 m11xr2 for this thing. got a 60gb ssd waiting already.
     
  2. stealthelephant

    stealthelephant Newbie

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    I got notified by Newegg at 122 this afternoon. ordered mine at 227 est. They're sold out again now. I got my order confirmation. Hope i get one. Lol.
     
  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    US retailer's buyers must be going crazy with Acer for not keeping them supplied. Can you imagine how many units they can be selling if they had sufficient stock.
     
  4. cykotoxik

    cykotoxik Notebook Consultant

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    You got rid of your M11x R2?
    You actually prefer the 4820TG over the M11x?

    I'm on the fence between the 4820TG and the M11x.

    I've been testing/using the 4820TG for a couple of weeks now.
    I still have 2 weeks to be able to do a return to J&R.

    I plan to purchase a refurb M11x R2 and do a personal comparison,
    but I'm uncertain it might reach me in time before the 2 weeks left
    on the 4820TG.

    I like everything about the 4820TG from the size and weight to
    the performance.

    My only distraction is the lack of a backlit keyboard on the 4820TG.
    I prefer a backlit keyboard while in dimly lit / dark environments.
    That's why I'm seriously considering the M11x with its highly
    customizable backlighting.

    I have a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard for my desktop, but I don't
    want to carry that around with the 4820TG. I also don't want to buy
    another backlit keyboard and mod the 4820TG, thus voiding the Acer warranty.

    May I know what's your personal experience with the M11x keyboard?
    From M11x posts I've read, some feel the keyboard is small, and some feel
    it's too cramped, others the arrow keys are too small also.

    The keyboard size and feel on the 4820TG is great, but the lack of
    backlighting is a negative.

    How do you feel about the 11.6" M11x screen?
    Is it too small for general usage and for gaming?
    Did you find yourself usually squinting and just attaching to an external monitor?

    The 14" 4820TG screen is great for using applications, web
    browsing, videos, etc. and gaming without any eyestrain.
     
  5. cykotoxik

    cykotoxik Notebook Consultant

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    That's so true.

    Yes, Acer would be making huge profits with the 4820TG if they could
    supply the demand. The 4820TG is an excellent notebook in its price
    range, and people are realizing it.

    Imagine also if someone in Acer was enlightened enough to even decide
    to release the 3820TG with a backlit keyboard in the USA. Directly marketing,
    competing with other notebooks in its size/weight range, and also against the M11x,
    for general usage and gaming.

    Sheesh, Acer should/could be making huge profits here in the USA
    with the 3820TG/4820TG if they had a sufficient supply and planned/marketed
    properly a 3820TG/4820TG USA release.
     
  6. aznguy123

    aznguy123 Notebook Guru

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    I may try replacing my screen. I called ScreenTek and the representative confirmed that both panels use the same connector. Looking at pictures online, the connector on the Acer is on the left, but I'm not sure where the connector on the Sony is yet.

    If I go through with this, I'll lose about $40 if the display is incompatible. Will the 1600x900 resolution be compatible? I'm guessing it should be compatible if the driver supports it right? Or does it depend on motherboard bios or w/e?
     
  7. GizmoSlip

    GizmoSlip Notebook Deity

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    I've owned a M11x and the 4820TG out does the M11x in almost every way. Better, bigger screen (much better for playing games). Fullsize keyboard (M11x is smaller than normal). M11x also gets less battery life and has a slower processor and slower graphics card. It also costs more. 4820TG is the way to go!
     
  8. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    The HD5650 would clearly support that resolution. I'm not sure that the bios will. Still for a $40 loss, it's probably worth the effort. If it works, there will be tons following your lead.

    Bronsky:cool:
     
  9. fire3element

    fire3element Notebook Consultant

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    Sorry to interupt the conversation guys, but MAKE YOUR WAY TO MICROCENTER!!!
    The CoolerMaster Notepal U2 is on sale for $12.99. This is the version with the 2 moveable fans. It is normaly $25. Plus it is a black brushed metal that matches the lid of our 4820tg's. It might be a price mismark, so get it while it is hot!
     
  10. weinter

    weinter /dev/null

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    The notebook is suppose to detect the EDID of the panel and render the correct resolution.
     
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