It really does feel like it was just yesterday that Acer released its new TimelineX series, but believe it or not, it’s processor upgrade time for the thin and light lappie line. The 11.6-inch Aspire TimelineX 1830T will now be available with ultra-low voltage Core i3, i5 and i7 CPU options, though Acer’s pushing the $900 Core i7 680UM-powered version (the 1830T-68U118) rather hard. If you’re looking for that sort of power in a 3.1-pound chassis, it’s not all that bad of a deal, especially considering the similarly spec’d Lenovo IdeaPad U160 costs north of $1,000. We are a bit skeptical of Acer’s eight hour battery life claim on that one, however. The other TimelineX machines — the 13.3-inch 3820T, 14-inch 4820T and the 15.6-inch 5820T — are also being injected with more standard voltage Core i3 and i5 processor options, and those will start around the $700 mark. All the new models should be available at retailers soon, and those dying for some more configuration details should hit the break for the full press release.
Gallery: Acer TimelineX 1830T
Acer Aspire TimelineX series updated with new processor options originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 27 Sep 2010 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.