Details of Acer's new mainstream business notebooks have emerged, the Acer Travelmate Timeline series. As the name suggests, the range is based on the existing 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch Aspire 3810T, 4810T and 5810T Timeline models, complete with their CULV low-voltage processors. However the new Travelmates have magnesium alloy chassis for improved durability, together with dedicated anti-shock software and biometric security.
Executive laps should be kept comfortably cool, too, with Acer Thermal Comfort technology, which apparently uses Intel's Laminar Wall Jet system to create a cushion of cool air in-between the laptop and the user. As for specifications, there's the same mixture of Core 2 Solo SU3500 and Core 2 Duo SU9400/SU9600 processors, Intel GMA 4500MHD or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics, and up to 8GB of RAM supported.
Connectivity ranges from standard gigabit ethernet, WiFi draft-n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, through to optional 3G HSPA. The 13.3-inch Acer Travelmate 8371 Timeline is available in Europe now, priced from €619 ($880) pre-tax (see our Timeline 3810T review here), while the remaining models will arrive in September from €699 ($993) pre-tax. Full specifications for the three Acer Travelmate Timeline models in the gallery below.