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Acer launches ultra-thin Aspire Timeline notebooks, claims eight hours battery life

by Parm Mann on 8 April 2009, 11:43

Tags: Aspire Timeline, Acer (TPE:2353)

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Ultra-thin notebooks are all well and good, but one would usually assume that the trimmed-down aesthetics are at the cost of performance and battery life.

Not so for the all-new Aspire Timeline series, says Acer. Hoping to reach "a delicate equilibrium between computer lightness and battery life", Acer claims its new ultra-thin series can provide more than eight hours of battery life from a single charge.

The slim notebook, pictured above and available with a choice of 13.3in, 14.1in or 15.6in LED 1,366x768 displays, measures 24-29mm and, though not as thin as say a MacBook Air, weighs a comfortable 1.6kg for the smallest model.

Inside, there's a choice of Intel's ULV mobile processors - namely the dual-core 1.4GHz SU9400 or single-core 1.4GHz SU3500 - coupled with Intel's GS45 Express chipset, integrated GMA 4500MHD graphics and up to 4GB of DDR3 memory.

Armed with a 320GB hard drive as standard, Acer provides the option to upgrade to larger hard disks or an 80GB solid state drive. Elsewhere, there's a multi-touch trackpad, support for Wi-Fi and WiMAX connectivity, a 5-in-1 card reader, HDMI out and Microsoft's Windows Vista Home Premium operating system.

Not a bad looking system, we reckon, and it'll be tempting should prices start from the $699 we're seeing quoted. Still no news on availability, however.

Official press release: Beyond Mobile Computing: New Acer Aspire Timeline Series



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It's been a couple of weeks now, has this “launch” materialised in any shops?
Unfortunately it usually takes a month or 2 until you see them available, so you're unlikely to see one until May at the earliest.
does anybody know if there is going to be a dvd drive in the small one 13,3"??
I know the other two bigger sizes will.