Acer’s new Aspire Timeline series of thin and light laptops have just started hitting the streets, but Acer president Gianfranco Lanci and chairman JT Wang both recently told investors that they’re not that happy with the Intel CULV processors powering laptops like the Acer Aspire 1410 and Acer Aspire Timeline 1810T.
Apparently Acer is already looking ahead and plans to introduce a new line of thin and light machines with next-generation Intel processors early next year. It’s not entirely clear what chipset the new machines would use, but it’s likely that they’ll be an upcoming low power Intel chip that combines graphics and memory functions onto the CPU to reduce power draw while increasing overall performance.
Does that mean you should hold off until next year until buying a thin and light notebook? Not necessarily. We still don’t know how much the new Acer laptops will cost. And while it’s possible that they may be able to outperform today’s models, the Acer Aspire Timeline 1810T which is available right now has a pretty speedy dual core Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 CULV processor which can handle HD video playback and which performs circles around slower Intel Atom processors.
Of course, if you can wait… maybe you should. Because will something better be out in 6 months? Sure. But that’s pretty much always the case, isn’t it?