Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 12:25

Acer launches skinny 15-inch ultrabook, sort of

Written by Fudzilla staff



Update: Spec and price are out


Acer has rolled out its first, and we believe the world’s first 15-inch ultrabook. Well, at least that's what Acer is calling it.

The sleek Aspire Timeline M3 obviously features a 15-inch screen, but there is no word on specs yet. Acer is just saying that it will be available in a wide array of configurations, with a choice of storage options and discrete graphics.

AcerM3

Acer will offer a choice of combined HDD and SSD storage, along with an SSD-only version, with wakeup speeds of 1.5 seconds. Users who need some additional graphics performance will be catered to by Nvidia’s GT640M GPU, and the M3 even features an optical drive.

Acer promises up to 8 hours of battery life, but there is still no word on pricing or even dimensions. In any case, the M3 should ship by the end of the month.

Update:

We managed to find a couple of incomplete listings and this is the spec sheet: dual-core Core i3 2367M at 1.4GHz, 4GB of RAM, 20GB SSD coupled with 500GB or 300GB hard drive, GT 640 graphics, USB 3.0, and 15.6-inch 1366x768 screen. It weighs 2.3kg, so it is hardly an ultrabook, but then again it does come with hybrid storage and it is very thin indeed. Prices start at a rather competitive €599, which more than makes up for some “creative” ultrabook PR on Acer’s part.




















Last modified on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 13:42
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments