Acer Offers Long Battery Life on TimelineX NotebooksBy Nathan Eddy | Posted 2010-06-22 Email Print
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Acer continues to chase HP’s worldwide market share crown with a line of Aspire notebooks, the TimelineX series, which offer a host of multimedia and Internet connectivity features, as well as a one-button backup manager and Intel Core processors.
The world’s number two computer maker, Acer, announced a line of Aspire notebooks, the TimelineX series, which are designed to offer eight hours of battery life and sport a thin design aimed at improving portability. The TimelineX Series starts at $599.99 and is currently available to U.S. customers, the company said.
Combining Intel’s latest Core processing technology, advanced power management and LED backlit displays, the notebooks are available in four display sizes, including the 11.6-inch Aspire Timeline 1830T, 13.3-inch 3820T, 14-inch 4820T and the 15.6-inch 5820T. Housed in black brushed aluminium, the TimelineX notebooks are less than one-inch thin weigh between 3 and 5.5 pounds. Offering either Intel Core i3 or Core i5 full-voltage processors and 3GB or 4GB of memory, the notebooks run Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.
The Aspire 5820T and the Aspire 4820T notebooks feature an integrated optical drive and come configured with the Core i3 or i5 processors, 320GB or 500GB hard drive and 4GB of memory. Both also feature Media Controls to open often-used programs and control media. In addition, the 5820T features a dedicated numeric keypad. Acer listed the starting price for both lines at $749.99.
The 14-inch 4820TG features ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics and features PowerSmart technology, which automatically adjusts the PC’s power settings to maximize performance. PowerSmart adjusts the display color and brightness and Acer claims it can save 66 percent more power in sleep mode. Available in two configurations, the 4820TG is priced at $799.99 with a Core i3 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 320GB internal hard drive, and at $899.99 with a Core i5 processor and Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 500GB internal hard drive.
The 3820T features a high-definition 13.3-inch CineCrystal LED backlit display and two hard drive and memory configurations, starting at $729.99. At 11.1-in., the 1830T is the smallest member of the TimelineX series and features a multi-gesture touchpad for mouse-less, fingertip control and a full-size keyboard. The notebook priced at $699.99 offers the Core i5 ULV (ultra low voltage) processor with Turbo Boost, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 500GB internal hard drive for data storage. Core i3 ULV configurations with 3GB of DDR3 memory and 320GB hard drive begin at $599.99, the company noted.
To remain connected wirelessly, all TimelineX notebooks feature 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Gigabit Ethernet LAN connectivity, as well as a built-in 1.3 megapixel HD Web cam, noise-canceling built-in digital microphone. All the notebooks also feature a one-touch backup manager and a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service.