Acer Aspire 1810TZ-413G25n review

Stunning mobility and a stylish design make for a fantastic CULV portable

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Our Verdict

A well built and well performing laptop that is good for the mobile worker and general internet addict alike

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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  • Good battery life
  • Decent performance
  • Connectivity
  • Good storage


  • No Bluetooth
  • Screen could offer more colour and contrast

Offering a larger screen and greater power than a netbook, without sacrificing mobility, CULV laptops are the latest mobile computing success story. Acer's Aspire 1810TZ-413G25n is one of the best we've seen so far, impressing in all areas, including price.

Built around a similar chassis to Acer's Ferrari One, the sleek design and sturdy plastics make this laptop as stylish as it is resilient.

Available in a choice of red, blue or black, faux-aluminium plastics add a high-quality look without adding any extra cost.

Weighing 1.5kg and with a depth of 32mm, comfortable mobility is provided for frequent travel use. This is backed up by the fantastic 594-minute battery life.

The use of an ultra-low voltage Intel processor aids mobility, thanks to its low power requirements. Of course, this also results in limited performance, but we found the Acer surprisingly proved to run far faster and smoother than expected. The keyboard is large and spans the width of the chassis.

Usability is fantastic and long-term use is comfortable at all times. The touchpad provides gesture control functionality, allowing you to zoom and scroll images and documents with a quick pinch or swipe of your fingers.

The 11.6-inch Super-TFT screen features a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and it is easy to work with multiple windows open simultaneously. While the screen is bright and sharp, colour reproduction and contrast are less impressive, leaving images appearing washed out at times.

An integrated Intel graphics card provides 3D power. While performance is inevitably limited, you can comfortably watch videos and perform basic photo editing tasks. Images can be output to external displays via HDMI or VGA, if you prefer a larger or more vibrant picture.

Ample storage

The capacious 250GB hard drive means even the busiest laptop user can store their work files and music collections with ease.

As with most CULV laptops, there is no integrated optical drive, but a 5-in-1 card reader is in place for easily sharing files with other mobile devices.

Fixed and wireless connectivity is also strong, with high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet in place. Unfortunately, there is no Bluetooth for wirelessly sharing files, but three USB ports are in place for connecting multiple peripherals at home or in the office.

By providing stunning mobility without greatly sacrificing performance, the Aspire 1810TZ effortlessly hits the sweet spot required of a CULV laptop.

Add its stylish looks, bright screen and great usability and you've got a fantastic portable, at an equally tempting price.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity250 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelGMA 4500MHD
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time8 Hour
Solid State Drive CapacityNo
Product FamilyAspire 1810T
Processor ModelSU4100
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameAcer
Processor Speed1.30 GHz
Processor TypePentium Dual-core
Screen Size29.5 cm (11.6")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory3 GB
Cache2 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelGS45 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1.71 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Memory StandardDDR2-667/PC2-5300
Height30 mm
Width285 mm
Depth204 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM
Product Series1810T
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product Model1810TZ-413G25N
Product NameAspire 1810TZ-413G25N Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineAspire
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberLX.PJ502.051
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Aspire 1810TZ-413G25N Notebook delivers the perfect balance of go-anywhere mobility and do-anythying performance. This ultraportable 11.6" is over 1 inch and boasts a full size keyboard, HD audio/visual enjoyment and 8 hours of mobile power.

Maximum Memory4 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Aspire 1810TZ-413G25N Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year
Bus Speed800 MHz