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.
If you've been paying attention to commercials lately you may have noticed that many cell phone companies are now selling netbooks, small cheap computers, with a high speed data connection at a subsidized price just like their phones.
Given all the cool things that Bill Kurtis can do with the internet on his AT&T netbook you might be tempted to get one of your own and use its 3g connection instead of paying for highspeed from your cable company but before you do that you better read the rest of this post.
Acer's upcoming Aspire Timeline brand of notebook computers will combine performance with long battery life. The Timeline notebooks will come in three iterations with each providing a blend of performance and extended run time. A 13.3" model dubbed AS3810T is the most expensive model, checking in at $899.99 while running Intel's Core 2 Duo SU9400 (1.4GHz). Due to the small screen, it provides a whopping 9 hours of battery life.
Acer updated its Aspire One line with the AOD150 not too long ago and now laptopmag.com has just reviewed the updated AOD250 we covered last week. The specs are pretty much standard run of the mill for netbooks but the AOD250 comes in at 0.3 inches thinner and over half a pound lighter than the AOD150. Unfortunately, the only thing that has really changed from the AOD150 to the AOD250 is the physical size and weight of the device. The AOD250 still uses Intel's Atom N270 processor while its competitors have started to switch to the nominally faster N280 processor. Pricing is a definite strong point for the AOD250, starting with a $289 buy-in price for a 3-cell battery unit. 6-cell battery units cost $349 and offers roughly double the battery life (almost 6 hours run time). Check out the laptopmag.com review here.
One of the pioneers in the netbook space, Acer has finally released a replacement to its highly touted Aspire One netbook. With the new AO751h, Acer stuffed a large 1364x768 11.6" screen into the netbook and added a full-sized keyboard, both of which are welcomed improvements over the original's smaller keyboard and 8.9" screen. Even though the AO751h has a larger footprint than the original, it is in fact thinner.
Acer announced the stylish Aspire Timeline notebook series today. The new line of Acer Aspire notebooks are designed to be power efficient and offer up to eight hours of battery life in a thin and light package. The series consists of a 13.3", 14" and 15.6" notebooks, which share many of the same features.