As my reads know I purchased an Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T at the end of August. At first I did not know what to expect from the Intel Core ULV processor but to be honest I feel that it have surprised my expectations. At first it came with Windows Vista Home Premium and it handled it surprisingly well I could do the same things I did on my desktop as I did on my notebook without any trouble. When Windows 7 RTM was released I found out that I could get it through my university and immediately installed it on my 3810T with the help of a USB stick.
Naturally when I saw that Acer was selling Windows 7 for the Timeline 3810T due to be released the 22:nd of August I immediately knew I am going to get it since the cost was around 20 US Dollar.
I did the same thing as when I installed the RTM build through my USB stick. The first thing I did was to install the Windows 7 image, after that I did the same thing with the driver DVD that Acer ships with the computer. Everything so far working perfectly.
The next step for me is thinking what software to install?
The list came out as following:
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Office 2007
- Crimson Editor
- Java JDK
- VLC Media Player
- Zune Media software
This is the software that I have installed so far and each of them are working perfectly. To be honest I was expecting some glitches here and there since it is a brand new operating system but everything went according to schedule, which kind of surprised me to be honest.
I am a big Windows Phone fan. The phone that I am currently using is the Samsung B7330. A non touch screen Windows Phone based device, but not to spoil all the fun and get away from the topic at hand. Now when you connect your Windows Phone based device to your computer it automatically downloads the software needed.
Using Windows Media Player is much more impressive then what it was with both Windows Vista and XP. Before my immediate feeling was to uninstall the Media Player software, now I actually use it instead.
One thing that I really like about the keyboard on the 3810T is the shortcuts for media player functions that they have added. You can play, pause, forward and rewind without any trouble at all. This function works with both Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center.
Overall stability on the Timeline 3810T is in one word really good. The random lockups that existed with Windows Vista, does not exist with Windows 7 Home Premium it is much better then what it was before. I can have several key software opened at the same time without anything happening for me.
As it is now I really enjoy it. The best technology purchase that I have done this year. It is one of those things that really allows you to make technology better then it was before.