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.
Acer have apparently codenamed the upcoming notebooks as their Calpella Slim range, and are believed to be planning to discount their current range of ultraportables so as to better differentiate between the lines. In fact, the sources reckon that Acer is considering pushing the Calpella Slim range as their primary line in future.
The leaks follow Acer’s public expression of disappointment with CULV notebook sales, where company chairman Wang Jeng-tang accounted a 5-percent fall in notebook shipments in the quarter to such models’ “inferior power”. Calpella, meanwhile, will include Core i5 and i7 ULV processors and be compatible with Intel’s Turbo Boost feature.