Acer adds a couple of new Windows 7 laptops

PC maker Acer is adding another pair of laptops to its Windows 7 laptop lineup. These two very different systems include a 15.6-inch touchscreen system, called the Aspire 5738PG; and a 11.6-inch entry in the Timeline series, called the Aspire Timeline AS1

PC maker Acer is adding another pair of laptops to its Windows 7 laptop lineup. The two entries are a 15.6-inch touchscreen system, called the Aspire 5738PG; and a 11.6-inch addition to the Timeline series, called the Aspire Timeline AS1810TZ.

The touchscreen Aspire 5738PG has a multi-touch display that can understand two-finger gestures, but in a standard laptop design instead of a convertible tablet. We've seen something similar recently with the Lenovo ThinkPad T400s.

The Aspire Timeline AS1810TZ has an 11-inch Netbook chassis, but instead of the Intel Atom CPU, it has the dual-core Intel SU7300 -- which essentially gives it thin-and-light performance in a Netbook-size system. Although, at $599, you're definitely well out of the standard Netbook price range.

Both systems will be available starting with the October 22 release of Windows 7.

The Acer Aspire 5738PG

Acer Aspire AS5738PG-6306 Multi-Touch Screen Notebook

  • 15.6-Inch HD CineCrystal LED-Backlit Multi-Touch Screen Display (Widescreen 16.9 Aspect Ratio, 1366x768 Resolution)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.2GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • ATI Radeon HD 4570 Graphics with 512MB Dedicated DDR3 VRAM
  • 4GB DDR2 667MHz Dual Channel Memory
  • 320GB SATA Hard Drive
  • 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
  • Dedicated Numeric Keypad
  • Two Built-In Stereo Speakers With Dolby 10-Optimized Surround Sound System
  • HDMI Port and Four USB 2.0 Ports
  • 6.16 lbs with 6-Cell Battery
  • MSRP: $799.99
The Acer Aspire Timeline AS1810T

Acer Aspire Timeline AS1810T-8679

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU7300 (1.3GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 11.6-inch HD Widescreen LED-backlit TFT LCD 1366 x 768, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • 4096MB DDR2 Dual-Channel 667MHz memory
  • 320GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam
  • Multi-in-1 digital media card reader
  • Dolby Sound Room Audio Enhancement
  • Intel WiFi Link 1000 802.11b/g/Draft-N WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) Battery
  • 3.08 lbs.
  • 11.2" (W) x 0.87" to 1.18" (H) x 8.03" (D)
  • MSRP $599.99
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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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