Aspire articles

Acer TimelineU M5 Review: A 15-inch, 5lb Ultrabook?

More than last year, 2012's ultrabooks have been and will continue to be about tradeoffs: low-res screens vs. high-res, TN panels vs. IPS, snappy SSDs vs. capacious HDDs, dual-core CPUs vs. quad-core, 2GB vs. 8GB, power-sipping IGPs vs. muscle-bound GPUs, mainstream vs. premium pricing, and so on.

Acer's new TimelineU makes its own compromises. Our review unit touts a full-size backlit keyboard, 500GB of storage, a GeForce GT 640M LE GPU, an optical drive, an eight-hour battery life and an attractive $830 price tag. Naturally, the question is: what's the catch? Let's get to the bottom of that.

Acer prepares MacBook Air rival, $769 Aspire 3951

According to some leaked information, Acer plans to launch a new MacBook Air rival that follows Intel's Ultrabook guidelines. Due in October, the Aspire 3951 will feature 13.3-inch (presumably 1366x768) display, a second-generation Intel Core series processor (no specific chips…

Acer readies Aspire One 522 with AMD Fusion

Acer is reportedly among the manufacturers looking to utilize AMD's forthcoming Fusion chips, which incorporate a CPU and GPU into the same package. According to Macles, the Taiwanese system builder is preparing at least one mobile PC that is powered…

Acer readies Aspire One D255 with dual-core N550 Atom

Acer is preparing to ship its $330 Aspire One D255, putting it among the first netbooks available with Intel's new Atom N550. The 1.5GHz chip is the first dual-core Atom specifically aimed at portable devices, and along with an additional…