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.
Unchanged are the 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and roughly inch-thick chassis, along with the full-sized keyboard with its distinctive flat key-caps. The chipset is Intel’s HM55 and the 1830T uses integrated graphics with a dynamic core capable of 166MHz to 500MHz. Inside there are two memory bays.
Ports and connectivity include HDMI, S/PDIF, gigabit ethernet, WiFi b/g/n, a multi card reader and three USB 2.0, while 3G and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR are optional. No word on pricing or specific availability, but we should find that out – together with details on the rest of the new TimelineX range – later in March.