Acer’s offering Timeline M3 is a power packed laptop that delivers in the performance department. This ultra light weighs just 4.5 pounds and is equipped with a Core i7- 2637M low voltage processor. It has GT 640M GeForce graphics by Nvidia. This machine has 256GB solid-state drive that earns a high performance score of 155 from WorldBench 7, the highest in the ultra portable category.
Put to a battery test the M3 lasted an impressive 8 hours. Although this machine is a workhorse in the performance department, it fails to impress in visual aesthetics. Aesthetically this offering by Acer is a damp squib. The 15.6 inch LCD panel is far from impressive. It offers a pixel resolution of 1366 by 768 which is downright poor.
Images appear grainy while watching videos. When the screen is viewed from different angles darker shades and ghost images strain eyes. The full numeric keyboard present could have been better. The laptop has all major expansion ports that are associated with laptops. This laptop is an excellent performer, but why Acer has ignored the viewing panel remains a mystery.