Acer Aspire Timeline U M3-581TG delivers the image of professional laptops that is identical to the build and polish of Asus Zenbook UX31 E and Toshiba Portege Z830. This laptop has an attractive frame that would catch anybody’s eye at first glance.
The overall build of the Timeline UM3-581TG is similar to the configuration of U M5-481T. The laptop has a decent screen display of 14.1-inch that matches the quality of Samsung Series 5. The interior processor of the Timeline UM3-581TH is Intel Core i5-2467M CPU, 4GB of DDR3 memory and 500GB hard disk. For those in the professional business or scientific field, this laptop would be ideal due to its quality graphics processor, when you read the G at the end, it is an indication of excellent graphical ability. For gaming the Timeline U M3-581TG is inserted with Nvidia GeForce GT640 with 1GB of dedicated memory with resolution of 1366x768 pixels. The other interesting components for those interested in burning CD’s and organising musical concerts is the Dolby-certified speakers and DVD-writer.
The overall build of the Acer Aspire Timeline U M3-581TG is of large dimension at 15.6-inch display which can be certified to be a powerful Ultrabook. The laptop is on the heavier category at over 2 kilos, but 500grams lighter than the regular 15.6-inch laptops which showcases the introduction of lighter weighted 15.6-inch systems.
The Timeline U M3-581TG is fitted with ports, and stereo headset jack along with other fittings are located at the rear, this would make the whole plugging experience of USB flash drive pretty tedious where the user would actually have to position the laptop at one angle to plug. There is a card reader inserted next to the DVD-writer.
The keyboard arrangement is chiclet type, there is also a numeric pad. The keys are well channelized with sufficient spacing to type comfortably. The touchpad is large and functions when you click by pressing down on surface. The left and right clicks are signalled by the driver according to where you place your finger. According to sources, the finger has to be positioned towards the edge of the touchpad to detect right-clicks. The system could do with a flexible touchpad with large and smoother buttons.
The feel of the laptop is excellent contributed by the aluminium sheet of the surface with the neatly carved Acer theme in the centre. The overall build of the Timeline U M3-581TG is pretty decent; the jet black colour theme with refined matte polish is extremely appealing. The plastic employed is of supreme class.
There is a removal panel on the bottom to provide flexibility to upgrade or replace hard drive, RAM, Wi-Fi module and mSATA SSD. The single RAM slot negates the option of adding a module.
Acer Timeline U M3-581TG is a worthy system for music buffs with its premium Dolby certified speakers. The other feature to consider is the stunning graphical resolution. The areas that need to be touched is the keyboard’s touch pad and arrangement of ports. Overall this laptop is beneficial for music and gaming.