New Acer TimelineX and Aspire Series Laptops Feature Nvidia, ATI Graphics; To Ship Before Yearend

Written By Sam on 29 September 2010
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Acer has launched a new TimelineX series laptops that includes an 11.6-inch 1830T, a 13.3-inch 3820T, 14-inch 4820T and a 15-inch 5820T. Specifications that are common to these models include 720p HD video playback capability, 1.3MP HD webcam, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, VGA ports, digital card reader, four USB 2.0 ports, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, HDMI 1080p output, full-size keyboard, a battery life of up to eight hours, and Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. Below is a closer look at the TimelineX models.

Acer TimelineX 1830T

This model with Intel Core i7-680 processor would be available at a price starting at $900. The versions loaded with the Intel Core i3 and Core i5 Ultra Low Voltage processors would be available at a price starting at $600. Other specs include:

  • 11.6-inch display supports a resolution 1366×768 pixel
  • Ultra-low voltage Core i3, i5 and i7 processors
  • The clock speed may be to 2.53GHz with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology
  • 720p HD video support
  • 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD for storage
  • HDMI port, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth, LAN port
  • Integrated 1.3MP webcam

Acer TimelineX 3820T (around the $599)

  • 13.3-inch display
  • Packed with Intel Core i3 or Core i5 microprocessor
  • Storage of 3GB to 4GB RAM (expandable up to 8GB) and 320GB HDD for storage.
  • Weighs 3.97 pounds
  • One-inch thick

Acer TimelineX 4820T (around $799.99)

  • 14-inch display
  • Intel Core i3 or i5 CPU
  • 4GB RAM (expandable up to 8GB) and 500GB HDD for storage
  • Support for DirectX 11 graphics
  • Optional ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics

Acer TimelineX 5820T (around the $599)

  • 15.6-inch display
  • Intel Core i3 or i5 processor
  • 4GB RAM (expandable up to 8GB) and 500GB HDD for storage
  • Separate numerical keypad

Aspire models

Alongside this, Acer has also launched a range of Aspire models, expected to hit the market sometime this year. Acer Aspire models will include an 18.4-inch AS5745DG, 15.6-inch AS5742G & AS5745, a 17.3-inch AS7745 and a 18.4-inch AS8943G. Here’s a cursory glance at the specifications:

Acer Aspire AS5745DG

  • 18.4-inch screen with full 1080p HD support
  • 500GB storage drive
  • 3D laptop that’s priced at $999 or less than Rs. 50,000.
  • Nvidia’s 3D Vision technology
  • GeForce GT 420M graphics card
  • 120MHz screen with integrated IR receiver
  • Acer Arcade Deluxe software that enables 2D to 3D image conversion
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 1.3 MP webcam
  • 4 USB ports

Acer Aspire AS5742G ($749.99) and AS5745 ($649.99)

  • 15.6-inch displays
  • Nvidia’s new GeForce 400M series GPUs
  • Nvidia’s Optimus graphics switching technology
  • Up to 500GB of storage
  • Choice of Core i3 to i7 processors
  • Optional Blu-ray drive available

Acer Aspire AS7745 ($799.99)

  • 17.3-inch display
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
  • 8GB RAM expandable up to 16GB, with 500GB storage that goes up to 1TB.

Acer Aspire AS8943G ($1,499.99)

  • 18.4-inch display with full 1080p HD
  • A quad-core processor i7-740QM processor
  • Storage of 4GB RAM (expandable up to 16GB),
  • ATI’s latest Mobility Radeon 5850 GPU that has 2GB GDDR5 RAM.
  • HDMI out port
  • Acer CineSurround sound system with 5 built-in speakers and a dedicated subwoofer

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