The Acer Aspire Timeline 1810T is now shipping in Europe, and you can find a detailed, multi-part review at Acer1810 Review. The 11.6 inch laptop is available for pre-order in the US under a different name, the Acer Aspire 1410.
It looks almost exactly like the Acer Aspire 751, an 11.6 inch laptop with an Intel Atom Z520 CPU. But the 1810T/1410 has a more powerful 1.4GHz Intel SU3500 Core 2 Solo processor with integrated GMA 4500MHD graphics. The reviewer says the build quality is decent, and that the battery sits flush with the base, which isn’t true with the Aspire One 751.
So what’s the verdict on the laptop so far? Apparently the system can handle basic tasks with ease, including surfing the web with 20 browser tabs open. Video playback was another story. The reviewer says a 1080p WMV video played smoothly, but CPU usage was at 100%. HD video from YouTube, on the other hand, was less successful, resulting in skipped frames. I’d still like to know how the computer handles standard definition video from Hulu in full-screen, but since Hulu isn’t available outside of the US, and the laptop isn’t available in the US yet, I think we may have to wait a little longer for an answer to that question.