The Acer Aspire Timeline 1820PTZ isn’t shipping yet in the west, but VR-Zone forum member Denosha managed to get his hands on Acer’s first 11.6 inch touchscreen tablet-style notebook and he’s posted a detailed article on his early impressions of the notebook.
Here’s the nutshell version, but if you’re interested in picking up this model, you should really check out the whole post for more details, photos, and videos.
- The computer is small, but heavy for an 11.6 inch notebook at 3.8 pounds.
- The screen is heavy enough to make the computer fall over if you tilt the display back too far.
- Plastic case, but solid build quality without any noticeable keyboard flex
- The color and contrast on the touchscreen display aren’t that great, although it is sharp due to the high pixel density.
- The touchscreen can recognize either finger or stylus input, although you’ll get best results if you switch the settings to finger or stylus mode first.
- The display is pressure sensitive.
- The computer has an Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100 CPU and has no problems with HD YouTube videos or 720p local video playback. 1080p playback is a little more finicky.
- Good battery life, with an unscientific estimate of 7 to 8 hours of run time from the 5600mAh battery.
You can check out a few videos from the review after the break.