Acer Aspire Timeline Series Announced

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Acer has introduced the Aspire Timeline Series, which includes 13.3-, 14-, and 15.6-inch thin-and-light laptops with “more than 8 hours” of battery life.

The Acer Aspire Timeline systems feature the Intel Core 2 Duo ultra low voltage SU9400 or the Core 2 Solo ULV SU3500 CPU, depending on model, and the GS45 chipset with the GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics. The notebooks support up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, and come with up to 500GB of hard drive space or an 64GB solid state drive. The 13.3-incher doesn’t include an optical drive, while the 14? and 15.6? models sport a DVD burner.

The Timeline laptops have LED-backlight displays with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Other features include a built-in web camera, a multi-gesture touchpad, Dolby Sound Room technology, 802.11n WiFi connectivity, Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, HDMI, S/PDIF, and VGA outputs, and a 5-in-1 media card reader. A mobile broadband module, Bluetooth, and WiMAX are present in select systems. The 15.6-inch version has four USB port, whereas smaller models have three USBs.

There are also the Smart Power key for power on-demand functionality, and Laminar Wall Jet technology to redirect cooling air along the bottom side, making the notebooks cooler.

According to Acer, the Aspire Timeline is less than one inch thick its thinnest point, rising just 0.2? at its highest.

The laptops have a brushed aluminum cover and weigh 3.5lbs (13.3”), 4.2lbs (14?) and 5.3lbs (15.6?) with a six-cell battery.

The Timeline Series run Windows Vista Home Premium OS and are expected to cost less than $1,000.

We have no info on availability dates.


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