Acer have pushed a few new notebooks and thin-&-lights out of the door this past week, but their Italian arm have been saving something a little more special. The Acer Aspire 1820PT Timeline is an 11.6-inch convertible touchscreen ultraportable, packing a 16:9 1366 x 768 multitouch display, 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor and optional integrated 3G. NetbookItalia grabbed some hands-on time, and the 1820PT Timeline certainly looks good.
The notebook appears to be the European version of the Acer Aspire Timeline 1820P leaked two weeks ago, though packing more potent specs than that convertible was tipped to offer. The 1820PT Timeline has 4GB of DDR3 memory, either 250GB or 320GB storage, GMA X4500MHD graphics and supports up to 8GB of RAM.
Connectivity includes gigabit ethernet, WiFi a/b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, with optional UMTS/HSPA. There are also three USB 2.0 ports, both VGA and HDMI, and audio in/out, together with a multiformat card reader, while the whole tablet measures 285 x 208.9 x 28.5-34.5 mm and weighs 1.72kg.
Both screen and trackpad support multitouch gestures in Windows 7, and there’s a stylus too which can be used for more accurate handwriting recognition. Acer are quoting over 8hrs runtime from the standard battery, and there are various preloaded touch-friendly apps such as the company’s own TouchPortal and TouchMemo. No word on pricing, but we’d expect the Acer Aspire 1820PT Timeline to land shortly after Windows 7 arrives later this week.