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Acer touts new wave of ultrabooks, plus AcerCloud (live blog)

Acer provides more details on its Aspire Timeline Ultra series of ultrabooks, news of which came out ahead of its CES press conference. The company also talks up AcerCloud, hoping the service will set it apart from the crowd.

At its CES press conference today, Acer unveiled its new line of ultrabooks, Aspire Timeline Ultra, news of which leaked out earlier today. It also talked up its AcerCloud service, which the company hopes will give it an edge in pushing its line of ultrabooks.

Acer expects to start shipping the Aspire Timelne Ultra--which has instant-on capabilities, an Intel Core i processor, a slim DVD drive, and eight hours of battery life--sometime in the first quarter.

Company Chairman J.T. Wang touted AcerCloud, which enables users to sync files between a Windows-based device and an Android device.

The electronics maker also showed off the Aspire S5 ultrabook, which it boasts is the "world's thinnest," at 15 millimeters thick.

We used ScribbleLive to live-blog the press conference, so if you missed it, you can scroll through it in the embedded component below. That will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and CNET reporters.