Acer announced a Windows 7 refresh of its Timeline CULV laptops will be released on October 22nd. Prices start at $449.99 for a 11.6" model with a dual-core Intel CULV processor and integrated graphics.
Here's the full press release:
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2009 – Acer America, part of the world's third
largest manufacturer of notebook PCs (1), today expands its Aspire Timeline
series of all day computing (3) notebooks with a new 11.6-inch model that is
ideal for road warriors and ultraportable enthusiasts.
In addition, the company announced today that it has expanded its entire line of
Acer Aspire Timeline series notebooks with models that feature Windows 7 and new
Intel CULV dual-core processors for enhanced performance and functionality. The
lines starts at just $549.99 (MSRP) and the line comes in several color choices
including a new chic, yet subtle "espresso" color for the 15.6-inch model.
The new Acer Aspire Timeline AS1810TZ 11.6-inch notebook brings the promise of
all day computing to a new ultraportable size. This new notebook offers users
elegant styling, great performance and advanced functionality in a thin and
light design. Boasting an 11.6-inch HD LED-backlit display, a full-size
keyboard, HD audio/visual enjoyment, advanced wireless connectivity and 8 plus
hours(3) of computing time, the notebooks are ideal for road warriors and anyone
who needs to be connected and productive while on-the-go.
All day computing is made easy with the Aspire Timeline series. On just a single
charge, consumers can remain productive and entertained from morning to night,
making it easier to get more done while travelling and working remotely.
"Acer is providing consumers with the best of all worlds with the new 11.6-inch
Timeline – an affordable ultraportable that delivers long battery life and great
performance in a compact and stylish design," said Ray Sawall, senior manager of
product marketing for Acer America. "By adding dual-core processors to the
entire line, we've taken affordable mobile computing solutions to a new level."
Dual-Core Processors Add Power and Energy Efficiency to All Day Computing
The new Aspire Timeline series is more powerful, energy-efficient and light. All
of the new notebooks feature Intel dual-core ultra-low voltage processors,
allowing users to take advantage of great performance while saving energy,
enabling longer battery life and generating less heat. Several of the notebooks
feature Intel's Laminar Wall Jet technology that allows air to be jet cooled and
redirected along the bottom of the system, making the notebooks cooler to the
A single charge to the standard high-capacity 6-cell Li-ion battery gives users
eight hours of battery life (3), allowing all day, on-the-go computing.
Convenience features such as the PowerSmart button also help save valuable
battery consumption. A simple push of the button enters the notebook into power
saving mode. Another push and the notebooks are quickly ready for maximum
performance. Additionally, the Acer PowerSmart Adapter senses when the notebook
is fully charged and stops consuming energy.
Mobile Computing that is Both Stylish and Practical
With prices starting at $549.99, the new Timeline series models offers something
for everyone – road warriors, families or students. The notebooks offer users a
range of choices in size and color.
The new Timeline AS1810 is the thinnest and lightest of the new notebooks,
weighing only 3.08 pounds with an 11.6-inch display. For those in need of a
slightly larger mobile system, the AS3810 weighs 3.5 pounds and offers a
13.3-inch display while the AS4810 adds an optical drive and 14-inch display and
weighs 4.4 pounds. For those in need of an even larger screen with optical drive
and dedicated numeric keypad, the AS5810 weighs 5.3 pounds and features a
At its slimmest point, all models are less than one-inch thin, and just over
one-inch at their thickest. This thin and lightweight design enhances the
notebooks' mobility, making them easy to carry in a backpack, briefcase, laptop
carrying case, or even a purse.
The elegant, high-tech design also provides solid protection to the display and
internal components. The system is also lead- and mercury-free, making it easier
to recycle. The new Timeline notebooks come in a variety of colors (depending on
the model), including Diamond Black, Sapphire Blue, Brushed Aluminum and the new
Enhanced Performance to Maximize Mobile Capabilities
The new Timeline notebooks pack powerful performance and features in a small
package. In addition to the Intel CULV dual-core processors, the notebooks
feature ample memory for multitasking and large hard drives for quickly storing
and retrieving files.
Usability is significant in the design of these notebooks. The Timeline features
high-definition CineCrystal LED-backlit widescreen displays (16:9 ratio) that
bring superb color and motion to any digital media while being energy efficient.
Additionally, full size keyboards make computing easier and more comfortable.
Keep in touch easily by accessing email, browsing the web or connecting to a
social network with 802.11b/g Draft-N wireless or Gigabit Ethernet LAN. An
integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam and digital microphone delivers smooth video
and voice quality for real-time video streaming, online chatting, and video
conferences. Consumers can also enjoy surround sound music and video sound with
the Dolby Sound Room from headphones or stereo speakers.
A Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows users to pinch, flick and swirl their fingers
across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as
intuitive navigation of websites. The Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows users to
scroll, zoom in and out and flip through web pages, photos, spreadsheets and
more. The TouchPad can also be disabled with a one-touch button, eliminating
accidental cursor movement with palms and wrists when using an external mouse.
The Timeline family of notebooks also includes a backup button that lets
consumers easily select and protect their irreplaceable digital files through
regular scheduled backups or on an as-needed basis. Data can be backed up to an
external hard drive, flash card, thumb drive or to a secure hidden partition on
Additionally, the addition of the new Windows 7 Home Premium makes mobile
computing more reliable and responsive, enhancing the user experience.
Configurations, Pricing and Availability
Available October 22, the Acer Aspire Timeline series includes numerous models
within the 11.6-inch AS1810, 13.3-inch AS3810, 14-inch AS4810 and 15.6-inch
AS5810 lines. A sample configuration from each is listed below.
All models come with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be
extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service. Additionally, some
models have longer warranties offered through specific channel partners. All
Acer notebook PCs are backed by toll-free service and support.