Acer Timeline Series Get Dual Core, 8 Hr Battery and new 11.6″ model

In addition to announcing their first multi-touch notebook, Acer is also updating their Timeline Notebook Series to offer better power and performance as well as a new 11.6 inch model that dodges the netbook tag with a full size keyboard and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

With the addition of the smallest sibling the Timeline Series now offers notebooks in; 11.6″, 13.3″, 14″ and 15.6″ which run the pricing gamut from $549 to $799.

Acer Aspire Timeline 1810 black open keyboard

All of these notebooks come with multi-gesture trackpads that allow users to pinch, flick and swirl for navigation and photo manipulation. Another feature I like is that that the trackpad can be turned off with a single button to prevent accidental clicks while typing; not a unique feature but an appreciated one for anyone typing a lot on smaller notebooks.

Acer Aspire Timeline 1810 black open front

Acer calls the 11.6″ timeline, “an affordable ultraportable that delivers long battery life and great performance in a compact and stylish design,” and I have to agree. By bringing an Intel Core 2 Duo processor to the table, a full size keyboard and 8 hour battery life the new 1.6” Timeline could give the HP Mini 311 a run for its money.

Review and Comparison:

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Speaking of the Mini 311, Laptop Magazine has posted their full review of the Acer Aspire Timeline 1810T, complete with performance comparisons to the HP Mini 311 and its Nvidia ION GPU.

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While we were underwhelmed by the 1.33-GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor in the Aspire One 751h, we were much more satisfied with the 1.3-GHz Intel Pentium SU7300 CPU in the 1810T. The notebook (aided by 4GB of RAM) was able to notch a score of 2,938 in PCMark Vantage. That’s nearly 200 points above the ultraportable average, and the most powerful among 11.6-inch notebooks. This was one area where the 1810T outperformed the HP Mini 311’s Atom processor; the 1810T scored 1,605 on Geekbench, almost twice that of the 311.

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Moreover, the HP Mini 311, which uses an Nvidia Ion LE GPU, scored more than double on the same test. Playing Spore with the resolution set to 1024 x 768 and graphics set to medium, we averaged 18 fps. By comparison, the Mini 311 saw 28 fps with a resolution of 1088 x 612 and effects on medium.

From the looks of it both the Mini 311 and the Timeline 1810T have their strengths, so check out the benchmarks to figure out which ultraportable fits your needs.

Sample configurations of each Timeline Series notebook below; excerpted from Acer’s Press Release.

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.

Acer Aspire Timeline AS1810T-8679

  • Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor SU7300 (1.3GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 11.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCrystalâ„¢ LED-backlit TFT LCD (resolution 1366 x 768, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Mobile Intel®GS45 Express Chipset
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • 4096MB DDR2 Dual-Channel 667MHz memory
  • 320GB(2) 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam
  • Multi-in-1 digital media card reader
  • Dolby Sound Room® Audio Enhancement
  • Intel® WiFi Link 1000 802.11b/g/Draft-N WiFi CERTIFIED®
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad pointing device supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip
  • Full size Acer FineTip keyboard
  • Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) Battery
  • 3.08 lbs.
  • 11.2” (W) x 0.87” to 1.18” (H) x 8.03” (D)
  • Energy Star® 5.0 compliant
  • MSRP $599.99

Acer Aspire Timeline AS3810T-8737

  • Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor SU7300 (1.3GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 13.3-inch HD Widescreen Acer CineCrystalâ„¢ LED-backlit TFT LCD (resolution 1366 x 768, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Mobile Intel®GS45 Express Chipset
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • 4096MB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz memory
  • 500GB(2) 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • Multi-in-1 digital media card reader
  • 2nd Generation Dolby Sound Room® Audio Enhancement
  • Intel® WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WiFi CERTIFIED®
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad pointing device supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip
  • Acer touch-sensitive hotkeys (Touchpad Lock, Backup Manager, PowerSmart)
  • Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) Battery
  • 3.5 lbs.
  • 12.7” (W) x 0.9” to 1.1” (H) x 9.0” (D)
  • Energy Star® 5.0 compliant
  • MSRP $799.99

Acer Aspire Timeline AS4810TZ-4508

  • Intel Pentium® Dual-Core Processor SU4100 (1.30GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 14-inch HD Widescreen Acer CineCrystalâ„¢ LED-backlit TFT LCD (resolution 1366 x 768, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Mobile Intel®GS45 Express Chipset
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • 4096MB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz memory
  • 320GB(2) 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • 8x DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • Multi-in-1 digital media card reader
  • 2nd Generation Dolby Sound Room® Audio Enhancement
  • Intel® WiFi Link 1000 802.11b/g/Draft-N WiFi CERTIFIED®
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad pointing device supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip
  • Acer touch-sensitive hotkeys (Touchpad Lock, Backup Manager, PowerSmart)
  • Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) Battery
  • 4.4 lbs.
  • 13.3” (W) x 0.9” to 1.1” (H) x 9.44” (D)
  • Energy Star® 5.0 compliant
  • MSRP $649.99

Acer Aspire Timeline AS5810TZ-4784

  • Intel Pentium® Dual-Core Processor SU4100 (1.30GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 15.6-inch HD Widescreen Acer CineCrystalâ„¢ LED-backlit TFT LCD (resolution 1366 x 768, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Mobile Intel®GS45 Express Chipset
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • 4096MB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz memory
  • 320GB(2) 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • 8x DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • Multi-in-1 digital media card reader
  • 2nd Generation Dolby Sound Room® Audio Enhancement
  • Intel® WiFi Link 1000 802.11b/g/Draft-N WiFi certified
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad pointing device supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip
  • Acer touch-sensitive hotkeys (Touchpad Lock, Backup Manager, PowerSmart)
  • Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) Battery
  • 5.3 lbs.
  • 14.9” (W) x 0.97” to 1.16” (H) x 10.2” (D)
  • Energy Star® 5.0 compliant
  • MSRP $649.99

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.

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