Acer TimelineX 3820TG Owners Lounge. Info, benchmarks, tweaks, mods and upgrades

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  1. geokilla

    geokilla Notebook Consultant

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    What's syncmos?
     
  2. Just_a_Nick

    Just_a_Nick Notebook Deity

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    A app, which is able to read and write back the CMOS. Google for it.
     
  3. Apex84

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    Thanks mdott!
     
  4. Maurik

    Maurik Notebook Consultant

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    Mine arrived yesterday, been using it since last night, love it!

    I took off most of the crapware that came preinstalled, kept some of the Acer stuff.

    i5 480 - 6550M - 8GB DDR3 - 750GB HD

    Mine came with the big 9-cell battery though, not sure whether I should be happy about that, or whether it's clunkier now.

    Here are my temps, are they typical for browsing? The bottom feels maybe a bit warm to touch, but not uncomfortable, I suppose it has to do with the vents.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Just_a_Nick

    Just_a_Nick Notebook Deity

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    @Maurik

    Seems to be Okay.
     
  6. inteks

    inteks Notebook Evangelist

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    could you pls post a pic from 3820tg with 9cell batt. cause im thinking of upgrading.
     
  7. raulilha

    raulilha Notebook Consultant

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    Me too! Maurik, I would appreciate one picture from the top, one from the bottom and one from the side, if it's not asking too much :eek:
     
  8. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    I think the 3820TG is such a beautiful notebook that the 9 cell completely ruins the line. If I had one, I would get a 6 cell for every-day use and keep the 9 cell for travel. I have 2 6 cells and can easily get 10 hours of use out of them when traveling.

    Bronsky:cool:
     
  9. etd

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    Hi all,

    I'm in the market for a new laptop and I'm still deciding whether I pick up a current 3820tg, or wait for one of the new sandy bridge laptops.

    The 3820tg is offered in a few guises where I live:
    i5-460m with Radeon HD 5650
    i5-480m with Radeon HD 6650 (adds another $100)
    i5-480m with Radeon HD 6650 (adds another $170 from first one)

    What are peoples' thoughts on whether the i5-480m is significantly better than the i5-460m? I do a lot of video encoding, and some other CPU-hungry applications.

    From what I've read, the HD6550 is essentially a rebranded HD5650 so if there is not much difference between the -460m and -480m I think I'd rather spend the cash on a SSD and go for the 'basic' model.

    Having said all of that, are people expecting significant improvements with the 3830 for people who do CPU-intensive tasks?

    I'm only a light gamer, and linux is my primary OS which makes the prospect of nvidia unpleasant...!

    Any thoughts appreciated!
     
  10. raulilha

    raulilha Notebook Consultant

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    If you have to buy it now, I'd suggest to go for the cheapest, because if the i5-460m is not enough, then i5-480m isn't either, and makes more sense to spend $100 less if you will end up upgrading with an i7.
     
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