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Overall Look (Cont’d)

In Figure 7, you see the laptop opened, with its 13.3” 16:9 widescreen display with LED backlight. The 1.3-megapixel HD webcam and microphone are embedded on the top part of the display, as is the norm.

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417Figure 7: Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417Figure 8: Webcam and microphone

The speakers are located between the keyboard and the display, and simulate 5.1 audio.

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417Figure 9: Speakers

The keys look like they are the “bubble gum” type, however, they are solid. Since there is a lot of space between keys, the chances of your hitting the wrong key by mistake while typing are considerably reduced. This is a major departure from the kind of keyboard Acer uses on other Aspire models. Compare Figures 10 and 11.

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417Figure 10: Keyboard used on the Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417Figure 11: Keyboard used on “older” Acer Aspire laptops

The Home, Page Up, Page Down, and End keys are located on the extreme right of the keyboard. While using the computer, this proved to be a major advantage for navigating inside documents.

The power button is located to the left of the speakers, while a key labeled “P” is located to the right of the speakers. This button puts the laptop in power-saving mode.

The touchpad, shown in Figure 12, supports commands by gesture.

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417Figure 12: Touchpad

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Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.