Acer Timeline Series laptops comes in with two of the models – the 15” Acer Timeline 5810TZ, and the 14” Acer Timeline 4810T, and can confidently say that if you’re looking for a good everyday machine to handle your web browsing, email, office work and casual entertainment, these machines are right in your wheelhouse. 5810TZ I used was powered by Pentium U4100 running at 1.3GHz and Intel Integrated Graphics, and sported a very bright 1366 x 768 resolution screen. You’ll notice immediately that these are pretty mid-range guts, but that’s what the Timeline series was designed for – everyday computing. Under normal workloads (i.e., running Office, IE 8 and a few other apps) I found the 5810TZ to be responsive and snappy. Windows opened quickly and I didn’t notice much lag when opening large files like big PowerPoint presentations. The smaller 4810T has almost identical specs, but swaps the Pentium U4100 for a Core2 Solo U3500 running at 1.4Hz. Each has VGA and HDMI for easy video out, 4 USB 2.0 ports (most laptops of this size only have 2 or 3, so that’s an advantage if you use a lot of peripherals), and a multi-format card reader.