Acer turns out a new convertible – the Aspire Timeline 1825PT

Not sure whether to classify this as a more powerful convertible netbook or a touch-only convertible Tablet PC. Regardless, Acer has officially announced a new convertible with 11.6″ 1366×768 multi-touch display, Intel Core 2 duo processor, HDMI-out, and up to eight hours of battery life.

Discover the Unsurpassed Versatility of Acer Aspire Timeline 1825PT

London, 19th May 2010 – A laptop, a photo frame, the perfect presentation tool and a notepad: the Acer Aspire 1825PT is all this and more. A wonder of technology and design, it combines the convenience of touch screen technology with the added bonus of all day computing. All this comes in an ultra-slim and light notebook with a 29 cm (11.6-inch) format that ensures extreme versatility.

With the Aspire 1825PT, Acer takes a step further in narrowing the gap between people and technology. Touch screen capabilities combined with a convertible design: the result is a highly versatile and really easy to use notebook. Multi-touch screen not only can replace the mouse, but it can change our approach to technology as well as our way of working. As touch more closely resembles the way we manipulate objects, using fingers is a far easier and more intuitive way to operate a computer.

Your touch experience with the Aspire 1825PT begins with the Acer TouchPortal, where you can find a full suite of applications for fun and entertainment. Here you can see your pictures or play your music and videos simply by dragging them onto the virtual wall. You can also find a touch optimised web browser and jot down notes with your fingers using TouchMemo.

Take full advantage of touch screen capabilities by folding the display in tablet mode. It makes it easier than ever to share and explore information enabling you to scroll documents, browse web pages and flip through photo albums with your fingers. Plus, the rotatable display can be turned, for a better experience when making presentations or having group-discussions, but also offering more comfortable viewing when playing a video or a slide show.

Small yet powerful, the Aspire 1825PT offers more than 8 hours battery life for total mobility and the latest wireless technology. Built-in WiFi network connection with Acer SignalUp technology allows powerful wireless reception for easy access to available wireless networks, while optional Bluetooth and 3G connectivity guarantee even greater freedom.

Available in three glossy colors- Sapphire Blue, Diamond Black, and Ruby Red – this notebook shows extreme attention to details. The full-size Acer FineTip keyboard with large keys maximizes typing comfort while the multi-gesture touchpad enables easy navigation, allowing you to scroll documents, flip pages, zoom in and out just using your fingers.

Despite its small size, the Aspire 1825PT boasts a high-brightness Acer CineCrystal™ LED backlit panel with 1366×768 HD resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio for best viewing of high definition content. Optimized second generation Dolby® Sound Room® audio enhancement and an HDMI port complete the offer for a great HD experience even on the go.

Even in an ultra compact size, the new notebook delivers superior performance. The Aspire 1825PT is driven by Intel® Core™2 Duo processors and Mobile Intel® GS45 Express chipset with integrated 3D graphics. As a result the Aspire 1825PT can deliver a richer digital entertainment experience and smooth multitasking, plus with up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory it can easily handle even the most complex tasks.

Available now with an expected RRP of £599.99 Inc Vat (AS1825PTZ) and £699.99 inc Vat (AS1825PT)

Via Engadget

10 Comments

  1. ChrisRS

    05/20/2010 at 2:09 pm

    Full specs adn pricing information will be interesting.
    A slate version would be nice.
    An active digitizer (pen) would be great.

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  2. ChrisRS

    05/20/2010 at 2:38 pm

    From the Display description of theis page:
    http://www.acer.co.uk/acer/productv.do;jsessionid=6C175EA7F3CBBB2FFD381DF62F9E419E.public_a_us004?LanguageISOCtxParam=en&kcond61e.c2att101=79694&sp=page16e&ctx2.c2att1=17&link=ln438e&CountryISOCtxParam=UK&ctx1g.c2att92=122&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=727240726#wrAjaxHistory=3

    What does “and pen” mean?
    11.6″ HD 1366 x 768 (WXGA) pixel resolution, high-brightness (200-nit) LED-backlit TFT LCD with integrated multi-touch screen, supporting finger touch and pen input
    Convertible design with screen image auto rotation
    16:9 aspect ratio
    16.7 million colors

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    • Sumocat

      05/20/2010 at 3:02 pm

      Hmm… It could be a pen + touch system. I’ve dug up a product shot of it with a stylus next to it, but that doesn’t mean active. So aggravating that vendors never list the digitizer they’re using.

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      • ChrisRS

        05/20/2010 at 5:35 pm

        This seems to be the case with everything Tablet PC related. Perhaps inept marketing is required by Microsoft.

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  3. Kevin

    05/20/2010 at 2:58 pm

    I had an Acer 1810 and it was an awesome Notebook (performance & features) \ Netbook (size & battery life). If this little machine offered a true Windows Tablet PC experience (i.e. pen & ink as well as touch) it would be a killer product at the right price point but with a touch only display with Windows I’ll pass and I’m glad I ordered an iPad. With touch only, this is a Tablet PC wanna be.

    Acer – Add true Tablet PC capabilities to this machine, offer it at a reasonable price and I’d buy one. Pen & ink on Windows 7 is awesome but I’ll take touch on an Apple device any day over a Windows machine with touch.

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  4. Irked Inker

    05/20/2010 at 3:46 pm

    If it’s touch only, it’s not a Tablet PC.

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  5. John in Norway

    05/21/2010 at 1:58 am

    They did announce the 1820PTZ a few months ago that had touch (resistive) and an active digitizer. I think a few people in Asia got them. I was really interested but could never find any for sale. From what I’ve read this model, which seems to be a replacement, doesn’t have an active digitizer just a capacitive touch screen.

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  6. Theson354

    04/11/2011 at 7:37 am

    If this little machine offered a true Windows Tablet PC experience

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  7. blue

    07/25/2011 at 9:44 pm

    Is this tablet pc good or not? Should i get this or not?

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