Acer intros skinny 15in notebook
Big screen, thin chassis
We can't call Acer's newly announced slimline 14in and 15in Aspire Timeline Ultra laptops 'Ultrabooks' - that's an Intel trademark for a well-defined class of machine.
So how about 'skinnybook'?
Acer didn't specify the either Timeline Ultra's thickness, but they'll be impressively slim if the pics are anything to go by.
Acer did say the two computers - the subject of many a rumour in months past - will come with a choice of Intel Core i processors; SSD and HDD storage options; optical drives; Dolby Home Theatre surround sound capabilities; HDMI output; and USB 3.0 portage.
It claimed the laptops, like others in the Timeline series, can run on battery for more than eight hours.
Smart sleep tech - Acer calls it "Green Instant On" - allows the machines to come awake in 1.5 seconds and "ensures battery life that lasts several weeks", the company promised.
The Aspire Timeline Ultra will start shipping in Q1. Prices have yet to be set. ®
Are those rounded corners I can see? They'll get sued by Apple ;)
A great design, let down with a bog-standard 1366x768 screen once again! Come on guys, if you are going to the trouble to design a good looking machine, the screen quality and resolution needs to match it!
Yes people actually use those.
I use it for.... numerical input! ;)
With a Q1 launch i assume that means Sandybridge processors?
As good as SB is i would have thought Acer would wait for the benefits of IB for what looks to be a high-end laptop. Not even like they'll miss out on many sales this time of year anyway.
Smart sleep tech
"Acer calls it "Green Instant On" - allows the machines to come awake in 1.5 seconds and "ensures battery life that lasts several weeks","
I expect I will be marked as an Apple fanboi (which I am not) but this seems to describe my vintage Macbook Pro which is five years old. I just shut the lid and walk away. As soon as it re-opens it works. I have never timed it but it feels like less than 1.5 seconds. Is Acer going to be sued?