Acer Travelmate Timeline business notebooks break cover

Details of Acer's new mainstream business notebooks have emerged, the Acer Travelmate Timeline series.  As the name suggests, the range is based on the existing 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch Aspire 3810T, 4810T and 5810T Timeline models, complete with their CULV low-voltage processors.  However the new Travelmates have magnesium alloy chassis for improved durability, together with dedicated anti-shock software and biometric security.

Executive laps should be kept comfortably cool, too, with Acer Thermal Comfort technology, which apparently uses Intel's Laminar Wall Jet system to create a cushion of cool air in-between the laptop and the user.  As for specifications, there's the same mixture of Core 2 Solo SU3500 and Core 2 Duo SU9400/SU9600 processors, Intel GMA 4500MHD or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics, and up to 8GB of RAM supported. 

Connectivity ranges from standard gigabit ethernet, WiFi draft-n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, through to optional 3G HSPA.  The 13.3-inch Acer Travelmate 8371 Timeline is available in Europe now, priced from €619 ($880) pre-tax (see our Timeline 3810T review here), while the remaining models will arrive in September from €699 ($993) pre-tax.  Full specifications for the three Acer Travelmate Timeline models in the gallery below.