Acer TimelineX Notebooks: Fast CPUs, All Day Battery


Consumers can be demanding in their expectations with notebooks. They want the notebook to be a good performer, so no skimping on CPUs is acceptable. On top of that they insist the mobile computer be capable of delivering long battery life, so they can maximize our time away from a power outlet. They want it all. Acer has released a new line of notebooks that attempts to deliver in both of these areas: good CPU performance while providing 8 hours of battery life. The TimelineX series of notebooks comes in four sizes to appeal to a broad audience– 11.6, 13.3, 14, and 15.6 inches.

Acer is putting full voltage Core i3 or i5 processors coupled with either 3 or 4 GB of memory for performance. The Aspire TimelineX notebooks range in weight from 3 to 5.5 pounds for good portability given the screen size options. The 14-inch model 4820TG has discrete graphics that are switchable from video performance to power saving mode.

The TimelineX line is available at major retailers starting at $599.99.

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