If you're keen on the tablet movement but can't bear to part with the familiar ways of a hardware keyboard, Acer has a proposition for you. The company has just rolled out its new Aspire Timeline 1825PT convertible tablet PC, which offers an 11.6-inch 1366x768 touchscreen, a 1.3GHz Intel Pentium ULV SU4100 or Core 2 Duo SU7300, 3GB or 4GB of DDR3 RAM (supports up to 8GB), and 250GB or 320GB of storage.

Also on the table is a six-cell battery pledging up to eight hours of runtime, a webcam, a media card slot, HDMI and VGA-out, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, optional Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 3G connectivity, as well as a multitouch trackpad. Along with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Microsoft's touch apps, Acer preloads its own touch-optimized software.

The Timeline 1825PT is currently available in the UK with a starting price of €600, and it should make its way over the pond sometime soon.