We’ve just been handed the press kit for the CeBIT press conference….
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Acer are launching two Acer Timeline models. The M3 is a two-spindle 15” Ultrabook, the M5 a 14” Ultrabook.
Acer are coming through on their plan to push through more Ultrabooks this year.
The press release only refers to the M3 15"” Ultrabook but details given include DVD drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT640M graphics, numeric keypad, 20mm thickness, SSD or Hybrid HDD configurations, Dolby Home Theater v4 , 8hrs battery life. The M3 will be available this month so obviously we’re talking about a Sandy Bridge, 1st-gen Ultrabook.
HANNOVER, GERMANY (March 6, 2012) — The new Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabookä was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last January, and today showcases again at the CeBIT tradeshow in Hannover, Germany.
The latest Timeline series is slimmer and lighter than its predecessors (measuring just 20 mm thin), without compromising its state-of-the-art performance. In fact, the new Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 raises the bar by being the first Ultrabook™ with dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce® GT640M graphics for enhanced content creation and consumption.
The slim design houses powerful all-around performance features. The latest Intel® Core™ processor and superior dedicated graphics ensure fast navigation and multitasking even with graphics-intensive gaming and multimedia apps.
An ample hard disk drive offers plenty of space for large files, and an integrated solid state drive enables instant-on capability. An SSD-only configuration is also available. The highly durable SSD lets users access files faster, run the battery longer, and operate more quietly.
The overall experience is ultra-responsive. Acer Green Instant-On provides fast resume in 1.5 seconds from sleep mode. Likewise, Acer Instant Connect automatically scans and registers most-visited access points, letting users connect to the Internet in just 2.5 seconds, which is four times faster than conventional methods.
The Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is also the first 15" 2-spindle Ultrabook™ to feature an optical drive for DVD enjoyment. Other entertainment enhancements include Dolby® Home Theater® v4 and premium speakers. The professionally-tuned sound system delivers industry-leading high volume, clear dialogue and sound effects for music, movies and games.
In the Timeline tradition, this Ultrabook™ features 8 hours of battery life, providing a full day of on-demand multimedia enjoyment and productivity on a single charge.
The Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 will be available in stores worldwide by March 2012.