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Acer Calpella ultraportables confirmed for end of March

Acer Calpella ultraportables confirmed for end of March

Acer have confirmed their rumored Calpella ultra-thin plans, paving the way for a range of speedy yet ultraportable notebooks launching later this month.  Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci announced the decision at the firm's investors conference recently; the outspoken exec confirmed that notebooks using Intel's latest Core i-Series processors were on their way, faster than their SU-Series predecessors yet without impacting on the 8+ hour battery life.

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Acer Calpella Slim ultraportables coming Q2 as 13, 14 & 15 inchers

Acer Calpella Slim ultraportables coming Q2 as 13, 14 & 15 inchers

Further details on Acer's tipped range of MacBook Air toasting ultraportables have emerged, again courtesy of DigiTimes' shady sources in the notebook industry.  According to the latest information, Wistron and Quanta have been roped in to produce the Intel Calpella based machines, which will be available in 13-, 14- and 15-inch sizes and are expected to launch in Q2 2010.  The key selling point will be the extreme thinness of the notebooks: less than 1-inch thick at their narrowest point.

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Acer Aspire TimelineX Calpella notebooks debut March 22nd

Acer Aspire TimelineX Calpella notebooks debut March 22nd

Remember yesterday's Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T leak, the first of the company's so-called Calpella series using Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors we've been hearing about lately?  According to DigiTimes' sources, we shouldn't have to wait too long to find out about its siblings; the rest of the TimelineX line is expected to get official on March 22nd, with 13, 14 and 15-inch models.

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Intel freeze CULV refresh over Calpella success?

Intel freeze CULV refresh over Calpella success?

Another rumored blow to Intel's CULV range of ultra-low-voltage processors for ultra-thins, as DigiTimes' sources at notebook manufacturers claim the silicon company have delayed the launch of a new CULV line-up.  The decision - which would push the new ultra-thin CPUs back into Q3 2010 - is blamed in part on Acer's decision to eschew the CULV chips in favor of low-voltage Calpalla-series processors for their newest TimelineX notebooks.

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Acer TimelineX 3820T, 4820T and 5820T get quietly official [Update: they've been pulled]

Acer TimelineX 3820T, 4820T and 5820T get quietly official [Update: they've been pulled]

Someone at Acer US should check their calendar, because while the company's TimelineX notebooks aren't expected to make their official debut until March 22nd, they've already shown up on the company's site.  As expected, along with the 11.6-inch TimelineX 1830T from yesterday, there's also a 13.3-inch TimelineX 3820T, 14-inch TimelineX 4820T and a 15.6-inch TimelineX 5820T.

Update: Looks like whoever is responsible for the site has spotted the error - the new machines have been taken down.

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Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T with Core i5-520UM breaks cover

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T with Core i5-520UM breaks cover

Details of Acer's first Calpella-based ultraportable have emerged, ahead of the notebook's expected announcement in the last week of this month.  The 11-inch Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T eschews the CULV CPUs of its predecessors and instead reaches for Intel's Core i5-520UM, with a basic clock speed of 1.06GHz but the potential for 1.86GHz with Turbo Boost.  Meanwhile battery life is rated at up to 8hrs.

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Acer 1.9cm-thick ultrathin notebook tipped

Acer 1.9cm-thick ultrathin notebook tipped

Acer are apparently planning a new ultrathin notebook sometime this year, positioned to rival Apple's MacBook Air and using an ultra-low voltage processor.  Unlike other CULV notebooks, however, the as-yet-unnamed Acer machine would use one of Intel's next-gen Calpella ULV processors, and as such offer the performance of a conventional laptop despite measuring just 1.9 cm thick.

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Intel pricing Huron River out of the game as Calpalla stocks won’t shift?

Intel pricing Huron River out of the game as Calpalla stocks won’t shift?

Intel is actively discouraging sales of its new Huron River chips, according to sources at notebook manufacturers, despite machines based on the new processors expected in early Q1 2011. DigiTimes sources claim that ASUS, HP, Dell and Acer will all continue to push existing Calpella-based notebooks for the next three months, as Intel reduce Huron River discounts in an attempt to clear sixth-gen Centrino chip stock.

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Intel Core i3, i5 & i7 notebook CPUs in short supply?

Intel Core i3, i5 & i7 notebook CPUs in short supply?

Acer's enthusiastic embrace of Intel's latest Core i3, i5 and i7 "Calpella" notebook processors for their upcoming TimelineX range has seemingly thrown the chipmaker's production lines into a panic, with DigiTime's manufacturing sources reckoning that the CPUs are now in relatively short supply.  That's led Intel to prioritize the orders of first-tier manufacturers, meaning it may take a little longer for niche market notebooks to arrive.

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