Hands-On With Acer Aspire Timeline T4810
We're live at the Acer event, where we just had the chance to go hands-on with the T4810, the 14-inch member of Acer's just-announced Timeline line of 13.3, 14, and 15.6-inch notebooks. The Timeline series start at $699 and promise 8-10 hours of battery life in tiny, light form factors. The T4810 we got a chance to play with had a 1366x768 14-inch screen, 2GB of RAM, and a 1.2 GHz Intel CULV U3300 Core 2 Solo processor. Acer tells us the system will have an SSD option, but the unit on display had a 120GB Seagate Momentus 5,400 rpm drive. In our few moments with the Timeline, we were struck by how light it felt in our hands, how bright the screen was, and how cool the temperature remained. We were also impressed with how unobtrusive the battery was - it barely stuck out of the bottom. Despite its slim battery, Acer promises the system wiill get between 8 and 10 hours of endurance. It also promises a new green AC adapter that uses only 0.1 watts of power after a system's battery is fully charged. We look forward to teesting the Timeline, which is expected to ship in early June, as soon as review units become available. Until then, check out our hands-on video and gallery below.