Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG Notebook Review

News. Acer launches new TravelMate TimelineX generation in the highly competitive market. The 15.6-inch 8573TG found to have a stable system with good performance computing power and the first rate. But the laptop with anti-glare screen to mute a small radiator when put under enough pressure.

Mobility and safety are the two most important features of Acer focused on building upon its TimelineX TravelMate 8573G. With it, the laptop manufacturer is aiming for business users. Brief to determine the battery as the "8 +" and Acer says weight of 2.55 pounds. Depending on the configuration, the device is sold from 700 euros.

Intel Core i7-2620m is an integrated model, the Acer TravelMate TimelineX 2624G64Mnkk-8573TG, which we tested. Second-generation dual-core processor, 2.7 GHz based on the clock speed is up to 3.4 GHz is also possible to support Turbo Boost. Graphics, Intel HD 3000 is also integrated into the processor architecture based on Sandy Bridge. In addition, Acer has installed a separate graphics card, GeForce 540, under the hood, more graphics power.

This provides a storage capacity of 1024 MB. Built into the system to change, and dedicated graphics automatically, depending on your needs. This leads to lower power consumption. 15.6-inch anti-glare screen with 16:9 aspect ratio Native resolution is 1366x768 pixels. In addition, 4 GB RAM, 640 GB hard drive has a built-in.

Specifications Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG-2624G64Mnkk :

  • Processor : Intel Core i7 2620M 2.7 GHz
  • Memory : 4096 MB
  • Graphics adapter : NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
  • Display : 15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, AUO41EC, glossy: no
  • Harddisk : WDC WD6400BPVT-80HXZT1, 640GB 5400rpm
  • Connections : 0 PC-Card, 1 Express Card 34mm, 0 Express Card 54mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 1 line in, 1 line out, Card Reader: 5in1 (MMC/SD/SDIO/Memory Stick/ MS Pro), 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
  • Networking : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter (bgn), Version 3.0 Bluetooth
  • Optical drive : Matshita DVD-RAM UJ892AS
  • Size : height x width x depth (in mm): 31 x 382 x 253
  • Weight : 2.55 kg
  • Battery : 66 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6000 mAh
  • Price : 1100 Euro
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
  • Additional features : Webcam: HD, 24 Months Warranty
Acer has a thorough review of the case Aspire TimelineX 8573TG. The black case is made of an alloy of magnesium and aluminum. This case adds to the stability and robustness. The question can hardly be bent and even the area around the keyboard quite well with pressure. The bottom plate is also quite stable for most. Only the surface of the optical drive is the proximity can be pressed harder, as is so often the case with laptops.

The screen is held in place by metal hinges and do a good job. However, the top of the screen can be easily distorted. The screen can not withstand forces well, either. There is no lock. The weight of 2.55 kg is not unusual for a 15-inch notebook. In general, it can be satisfied with the performance of the Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG is.

Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG has little to offer connectivity. The ports are divided into left and right side front. There is no door you are behind, because it has developed into a modern laptop. Tip of the 3.0 USB port the user interface is presented. Even ExpressCard34 reader SmartCard slot is available. The HDMI port can be used for connecting to external monitors.

MControl options are available on Acer TimelineX 8573TG. We only Miss UMTS module for business laptops. So, the Acer offers one gigabyte LAN (Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet) and Atheros wifi in the form of AR5B97 (BGN). Bluetooth version 3.0, is also available.

Perfect protection against unauthorized access is a must for professional users. To this end, our test model has a fingerprint reader. Kensington lock not only provides additional protection, but the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) does too.

There are no additional extras to mention in the delivery. On the other hand there is at least the accessories are optional. Acer offers a docking station, multi-platform, called Acer ProDock. It costs about 180 euros.

Acer offers a warranty of 24 months of his works TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG ex. An optional extension to 12 months can be acquired to start at 70 euros, depending on the scope of services.

Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG is equipped as standard with a 15.6-inch anti-glare screen (AUO41EC). HD display is lit by LEDs and a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels (16:9). A small HD camera is designed to display the frame. 162:1 contrast is very low. Black book could also be lower than expected 1.06 cd/m2.

As usual, we measured the brightness Gossen Mayo Monitor. We are just an average brightness of 168.7 cd/m2 estimated. We recorded a maximum of 183 cd/m2, selectively - too little, our tastes. At least the brilliance of the batteries. Bright enough for indoor use, at least. And 'only likely to get a critical use outside. Even if the screen is anti-glare, the brightness would be at least above 220 cd/m2 ensures comfort.

Acer TravelMate stability TimelineX8573TG viewing angle is acceptable. The image remains fairly constant in a horizontal direction, even if the viewing angle differs greatly. Change image often seen in the vertical viewing angles. This is also the Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG.

Acer rely on second-generation dual-core processors for all models TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG. In our case, is the Intel Core i7 2620m. The processor architecture is based on Sandy Bridge is down to 2.7 GHz chip maker defines its TDP is 35 watts. Thanks for the Turbo Boost 2.0, the CPU clock can be increased up to 3.4 GHz, until it is sufficiently cooled.

DirectX 10 capable graphics, Intel HD Graphics, 3000, is also integrated into the CPU. Dedicated graphics card is installed in addition to more graphics power. Acer has chosen the NVIDIA GeForce 540M GT. It is the memory of 1024 MB. The system will automatically and through the Nvidia graphics technology solutions Optimus, depending on demand. Consequently, the energy consumption is further reduced.

We analyzed the performance of the processor with the help of software Maxon Cinebench R10 and R11.5. The laptop with Intel Core i7 2620m always ended in the top third of our reference database. Thus, Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG good run 11,508 points in Cinebench R10 Multi (64 bits).

Turbo Boost The processor has been activated so it's always finished the job with a clock of 3.2 GHz Therefore, the system is exactly Acer and other laptops with the same processor. Currently, HP EliteBook 8460p is on top with 11,684 points. The Acer is one of the best laptops with an Intel Core i7 2620m with the same score of 3.1 points in the CPU test, R11.5 Cinebench.

We tested the system performance benchmarks, PCMark Vantage and PCMark 7 from Furmark. Acer TravelMate 8573TG find a place in the upper third of the baseline of 6532 points PCMark Vantage database. This result would probably look different if your Acer laptop will not work with Nvidia GeForce 540M, and could not count on HD 3000 Graphics Integrated Intel Apple MacBook 13-6009 only get with that configuration. It 'was just enough for 1837 points PCMark 7 Other systems of similar configuration file to achieve much better results here. Dell XPS 15z reach 2633 points the same processor and GeForce 525M.

We tested the NVIDIA GeForce 540M-performance 3D graphics card benchmark 3DMark Furmark steps. Acer TravelMate Series Model invested a total of 7662 points in 3DMark 06 Schenker XMG A501, which has the same graphics card and the same processor that runs a little 'with 8000 points.

Overall, the Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8573TG is superior in midfield. 3DMark 11, the test device is the exact center of any other laptop with a GeForce 540m benchmark our database of 985 points.

The hard drive in Acer notebooks are the manufacturer Western Digital. It has enough memory for 640 GBS. HDD (model-80HXZT1 WD6400BPVT WDC) has only a speed of 5400 rpm. This is reflected in the transfer speed. We measured an average throughput of 59.1 Mb / s. A faster hard drive would have been appreciated here.

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