Acer’s Timeline series of notebooks are thin, and kind of light laptops that measure less than an inch thick at their thinnest points, (and under 1.2 inches at their thickest). Right now, the Acer Aspire Timeline is available with a 13.3″, 14″, or 15.6″ display, with weights ranging from 3.5 to 5.3 pounds and prices running between $598 and $899.
In other words, they may be thinner and lighter than most full sized laptops, but these notebooks are still kind of chunky and pricey compared with your average netbook. But now DigiTimes reports that the company is planning on releasing an Acer Aspire timeline notebook with an 11.6 inch screen in July. I wouldn’t be surprised if this new model brought the weight down to around 3 pounds. But there’s still a big question mark in the area of price. While the smaller the screen on Acer’s netbooks, the lower the price, the opposite is true of the Timeline series.
DigiTimes has industry sources who speculate that Acer could phase out the Aspire One 751 netbook, which also has an 11.6 inch display to avoid overlap. But I think it’ll depend on the price point for the Timeline. If the Aspire One 751 with an Intel Atom processor sells for a few hundred dollars less than the 11.6 inch Timeline with better graphics capabilities, a larger hard drive, and so on, I don’t see any reason to eliminate the cheaper model.