This Netbook-sized 11.6-inch Acer may be small, but it has the innards of a full-sized laptop.
This Netbook-size 11.6-inch Acer may be small, but it has the innards of a full-size laptop.
Between Netbooks and thin-and-light laptops lies the elusive ultraportable category. What's the best model you can buy right now? The MacBook Air and Acer TimelineX AS1830T step into the Prizefight ring to battle it out.
Compact and fully-featured, Acer's 11.6-inch TimelineX has the feel of a Netbook but the performance of a larger laptop.
Featuring Intel's fastest ultralow-power processor and an 11.6-inch screen, the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T could be a template, if not a viable alternative, to an upcoming MacBook ultraportable.
Apple's new MacBook Airs are undeniably attractive, but is there room for them in the portable landscape?
Acer's high-end and extremely portable 11.6-inch TimelineX 1830T-68U118 offers a great combination of processor power and features that match what you'd find on a full-size laptop.
Apple makes the MacBook Air both smaller and less expensive, creating an excellent ultraportable, but leaving out a few features along the way.
Don't be fooled by its unchanged looks: the 2011 Alienware M11x makes big leaps forward in performance, graphics, and battery life, while keeping a reasonable price. Anyone looking for a portable gaming-ready laptop will have a hard time resisting the urge to pick one of these up.
The $1,649 Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A certainly won't be for every wallet, but this light, well-featured, and striking 13-incher is the closest the Windows world will ever come to a MacBook Air. However, its higher-than-the-Air price will be hard to stomach.