It's not quite the multitouch marvel, but Acer's new 11.6-inch Aspire Timeline AS1810TZ does at least share the Windows 7 underpinnings of the company's other new models today. The CULV ultraportable uses Intel's dual-core processors and promises over 8hrs of runtime from the standard 6-cell battery.
It's not just the LOOX C CULV notebooks new from Fujitsu today; the company have also outed a number of desktops and notebooks, some supporting multitouch touchscreens. The range kicks off with the TV-alike Fujitsu F-Series, a range of 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo P8700 all-in-ones with either 20-inch 1600 x 900 or 23-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD multitouch displays. Meanwhile the Fujitsu F/ER-Series desktops are specially-customized versions of the F-range, intended for elderly users whom the company hopes will find its tweaked UI more usable.
Fujitsu Japan have announced their first CULV based ultraportable, in the shape of the 11.6-inch FMV LOOX C. The new notebook offers a choice of Intel 1.2GHz Celeron SU2300 or 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo SU9400 processors, paired with the GS45 Express chipset and GMA 4500MHD graphics driving the 1,366 x 768 display.
Update: Fujitsu Europe have just announced the same CULV ultraportables as the Lifebook P3310, which will arrive in Europe, Middle East and Asia from November 9th in Ruby Red. A second version, with 3G/UMTS connectivity, will arrive from November 23rd in black and silver. Full press release after the cut.
ASUS UK have announced three new laptops in their so-called UnLimited (UL) series, offering up to 12hrs battery life and processors from Intel's CULV platform. Things kick off at 13.3-inches in the UL30, climbing to 15.6-inches in the UL50AG and UL50VG, the latter having dedicated graphics. Each comes clad in brushed aluminum and bears Altec Lansing speakers.
If Acer's Aspire 1410T (aka the Timeline 1810T) took your fancy but you're a multitouch convert, how about a convertible tablet version of the same ultraportable notebook? macles have spotted the Acer Aspire Timeline 1820T, ostensibly the same 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 notebook with an Intel CULV 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor and 2GB of RAM, but gaining a rotating screen hinge and a multitouch-capable touchscreen.
Sony Japan have put up a pre-registration page for those rich and weak-armed enough to consider buying their upcoming VAIO X series ultraportable. The notebook, announced at the beginning of September, is only listed as "coming soon", and we're still yet to see final specifications, but Sony have previously confirmed that it will retail "under $2,000".
Toshiba have announced two new CULV notebooks in their Satellite ranges, which will go on sale as the Satellite T135 (13.3-inch) and Satellite T115 (11.6-inch) in the US and as the T130 and T110 in the UK. Both machines use Intel Pentium, Celeron single core or - in the case of the T13x - Celeron dual-core CPUs, with the smaller machines having up to 3GB of DDR3 RAM and 250GB hard-drives while the larger models get up to 4GB of RAM and up to 500GB hard-drives.
HP's Winter 2009/2010 consumer device catalog has leaked, tipping a new touchscreen ultraportable together with confirming the company's new CULV notebook and their Core i7-based desktop replacement. The HP Pavilion dv3 with TouchSmart is a 13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 notebook with a touchscreen interface, up to 500GB hard-drive, 8GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce G105M graphics.
ASUS have revealed a few more details about their upcoming ebook reader, the tentatively-named Eee Reader. Potentially landing in late 2009 "at the earliest", the Eee Reader will - say industry sources, in usual DigiTimes style - come in two versions with either a 6- or 9-inch monochrome touchscreen.
If you're looking for a 13.3-inch ultraportable with some style, reasonable performance and a sub-$1,000 price tag then, according to NetbookLive, you should immediately be wiring your money to ASUS. They've been reviewing the ASUS UL30A, and reckon it's actually the best ultraportable on offer in its price-bracket.