The specifications of a pending thin and light notebook by Acer have surfaced early, revealing a healthy blend of performance and mobility. The Aspire TimelineX 1830T has an 11.6-inch 1366x768 display, and is Acer's first Calpella-based ultraportable. As such, it packs a Core i5-520UM processor, which has base clock speed of 1.06GHz and scales up to 1.86GHz with Turbo Boost. It's said to have two memory slots, but exact configurations aren't known.

Despite its small package, it covers the usual breadth of connectivity, complete with HDMI, SPDIF, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and 3G, a multi-card reader, and three USB ports. Completing the package, the Aspire TimelineX 1830T offers up to eight hours of battery life and has the same compact form factor and lightweight design seen on Acer's other ultraportable machines.

Pricing and release dates are expected to be officially announced toward the end of March. Here's to hoping for something under the $700 mark.