July 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm
We heard rumours a month back that Acer was planning to launch an 11.6-inch CULV-based ultrathin device to sit alongside the 11.6-inch Aspire One 751 netbook. We now have some firm technical details and photos of this new device. macles has revealed that it will belong to the Timeline series of notebooks under the model name Aspire Timeline 1810T.
Looking at the pictures its exterior looks almost identical to the Aspire One 751. Apparently, it is based on the same chassis and has the same 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) glossy display. However, that’s where the similarities end, as internally this has a 1.4GHz Intel ULV SU3500 processor, GS45 chipset and GMA 4500MHD graphics. The graphic chipset should be capable of HD hardware acceleration.
The 1810T ‘netbook’ will also support up to 4GB RAM and feature HDMI-out. Other specs include Ethernet, S/PDIF, Wi-Fi (Draft-N) and optional 3G/Bluetooth 2.1. Battery life won’t be compromised with a reported 8-hour battery life. It will launch with Vista Home Premium but will be eligible to a free Windows 7 upgrade on launch.
There are no details on price right now but it can’t be too long before we hear further details. The original rumour on this CULV model talked of a July release date. The price is expected to sit between the Aspire One 751 and Timeline 3810T, which cost €399 and €580 respectively.