This was launched sometime last month but I only had several close encounters with it lately. The Acer Timeline notebook boasts of up to 8 hours battery life and sports a nice slim design (slimmer than most netbooks).
Most of the Acer notebooks I’ve seen around are ugly and bulky but the Acer Timeline series changed that impression. And they’re very light too.
The Timeline has 3 models although I’ve only seen two — the 13.3″ and 14″ models with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels running GMA 4500MHD.
In order for the notebooks to squeeze out 8 hours of battery life, they had to use low-powered CPUs — an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 (1.4GHz, 10watts TDP) and a Core 2 Solo SU3500 (1.4GHz, 5.5watts TDP) then couple that with 3GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM. Storage options at 250GB and 320GB on each.
The 13.3″ Acer Timeline costs more at around Php45,000 while the 14″ has a retail price of Php39,990. And oh, did I mention it’s WiMax-ready, has WiFi 802.11n and has options for 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA (for 3G models)?
When I asked the guys at ElectroWorld why the smaller 13″ model is more expensive, one of them said “the smaller they are, the more expensive they become”. I should have said “Have you seen the Acer Aspire One” but didn’t bother to argue anymore.