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Conclusion
The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is the most impressive ultrabook we've reviewed to date. Despite a few design annoyances, this 15-inch ultrabook delivers an exceptional balance of portability performance and a premium feel. We have a hard time overlooking things like a power button that is easy to press by accident and a complete lack of ports on the sides. Combine those two issues with a nasty hot spot on the bottom of the chassis and the Ultra M3 has three troublesome flaws.
Regardless, the Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is our most recommendable choice for a large ultrabook. If you look beyond those previously mentioned complaints you'll find some genuinely impressive horsepower inside the Ultra M3. Not only is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M a quantum leap in terms of graphics performance for thin and light laptops, this discrete GPU even outperforms the graphics found in thick and heavy gaming laptops last year.
If you are in the market for an ultrabook with a large screen, excellent video editing and gaming performance, and a premium fit and finish then the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 deserves serious consideration.
Source:http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6420&review=acer+aspire+timeline+ultra+m3+ultrabook
I knew it was going to be a smart idea to wait out to for a ultrabook with a gpu and this proves it for me. Performance is great, but the design is very bland frown.gif Mayeb the 14inch will look better.
The GeForce GT 640M is looking pretty awesome!
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They better continue the Timeline X laptops with GT 640m's.
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Hardware wise it is amazing. Design wise, I'd rather eat the rotten butthole of a road-killed skunk and down it with beer madsmiley.png
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They better continue the Timeline X laptops with GT 640m's.
Any news on the new refresh for the Timeline X? I really like the design of those.
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Doesn't the GT 640 in that notebook get so hot that it could burn your skin?

If you value the life of your future children, you will not use that thing on your lap.
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Hardware wise it is amazing. Design wise, I'd rather eat the rotten butthole of a road-killed skunk and down it with beer madsmiley.png

you can talk like that on OCN? nice I want to try! biggrin.gif
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That was in a different Acer ultrabook, probably the 13" model. Perhaps the 15" will run a little cooler... although Acer doesn't have a good track record (see, endless Acer 3830 thread in the laptop forum.. OCNers could/do design better cooling systems than Acer).
 
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Acer machines always look cheap no matter what they do.
Im much more interested in the Ivy Bridge refresh of ASUS' zenbooks.
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you can talk like that on OCN? nice I want to try! biggrin.gif

It isn't swearing really. Just a comparison.

And a reference to Sir James Rolfe, aka The Nerd thumb.gif
   
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Yeah in the review it says were the ram, hdd, and msata is it gets up to like 110 Fahrenheit but they think it was the msata for some reason. Im really hoping this makes Asus and Samsung put a GT640m in their ultrabooks because I love there designs.
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