Acer Aspire 1420P tablet hits FCC (aka Gateway EC18T)

The upcoming Gateway/Acer convertible tablet notebook has been spotted over at the FCC [pdf link], as the EC18T and the Aspire 1420P respectively.  The 11.6-inch notebook uses an Intel CULV processor – the 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo SU2300 – and GMA 4500MHD graphics, along with up to 500GB of hard-drive space and up to 8GB of RAM.

According to the FCC listing, the notebook will be branded not only as a Gateway and an Acer but – as some of the photos show – as a Packard Bell.  The company's various brands are sold in different regions, so it's unlikely that all three will appear on the same shelves at the same time.

Ports include HDMI, VGA, three USB 2.0, audio in/out and power, and the tablet is believed to boast up to 8hrs of battery life.  A large port on the bottom gives easy access [pdf link] to the hard-drive, RAM slots and wireless card; no word on when they'll go on sale.

[via New Netbook Reviews]