Remaining conscious of the invaluable balance between portability and power consumption, the company has employed a standard high-capacity 6-cell battery. Naturally, as battery-oomph has been sacrificed, the Timeline series will instead conserve energy with low power components and Acer’s PowerSmart features. Technology assessment firm Principled Technologies concluded that the Aspire Timeline AS3810T and AS3810TZ’s life averaged 9 hours 7 minutes and 9 hours 48 minutes respectively.
The family will host a spectrum of models starting at $598. The models vary between offering an Intel Pentium, Core 2 Solo and Duo ULV processor, 3 to 4GB of DDR3 800MHz RAM, 320 to 500GB HDD, 13.3” to 15.6” 16:9 LED backlit display, 3 to 4 USB ports as well as an 8x DVD drive, Bluetooth 2.0/HDMI support and some without. Common specifications include Intel’s GS45 chipset with GMA 4500MHD, 802.11b/g/n, a webcam, multi-in-1 card reader and Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit.