In Figure 13, you see the bottom panel of the laptop. Here we noticed two things that are completely different from other laptops we’ve seen to date. First, the battery is located inside the computer, and it is not removable. It is a six-cell, Lithium-Ion model with 6000 mA/h autonomy, which translates to a maximum of nine hours of battery life, according to the manufacturer.

The second different thing about this laptop is that it doesn’t have separate lids for accessing the hard drive and the memory modules. If you want to access these components, you must remove the whole bottom lid, which is easy to do, since it is attached to the laptop body using only one screw.

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417Figure 13: Bottom panel

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417Figure 14: Bottom panel with lid removed

The Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417 comes with two 2 GB DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 memory modules from Hynix, model HMT325S6BFR8C-H9, installed in dual-channel mode.

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417Figure 15: Memory modules

The laptop comes with a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500 GB hard drive (ST9500325AS), which is a SATA-300 device spinning at 5,400 rpm with 8 MB cache. Its real capacity is 465.76 GB.

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417Figure 16: Hard drive

The wireless network card is an Atheros AR5B97 mini PCI Express model, supporting IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards.

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.