CES 2012 Week We can't call Acer's newly announced slimline 14in and 15in Aspire Timeline Ultra laptops 'Ultrabooks' - that's an Intel trademark for a well-defined class of machine. So how about 'skinnybook'? Acer didn't specify the either Timeline Ultra's thickness, but they'll be impressively slim if the pics are anything …
Are those rounded corners I can see? They'll get sued by Apple ;)
With a Q1 launch i assume that means Sandybridge processors?
As good as SB is i would have thought Acer would wait for the benefits of IB for what looks to be a high-end laptop. Not even like they'll miss out on many sales this time of year anyway.
I wonder how much it weighs? It certainly looks skinny but that is not a solid guarantee.
A skinny laptop is nice to look at, but all the potential comfort comes from not feeling the weight when you are carrying it around, placing it on your lap, etc.
A great design, let down with a bog-standard 1366x768 screen once again! Come on guys, if you are going to the trouble to design a good looking machine, the screen quality and resolution needs to match it!
FAIL anyway because of the numeric keypad. Does anyone use those? I hate not having the keyboard centered.
Yes people actually use those.
I use it for.... numerical input! ;)
Smart sleep tech
"Acer calls it "Green Instant On" - allows the machines to come awake in 1.5 seconds and "ensures battery life that lasts several weeks","
I expect I will be marked as an Apple fanboi (which I am not) but this seems to describe my vintage Macbook Pro which is five years old. I just shut the lid and walk away. As soon as it re-opens it works. I have never timed it but it feels like less than 1.5 seconds. Is Acer going to be sued?
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