If you’re not happy with your netbook and the keyboard-less lines of the tablet form aren’t exciting your wallet regions, then Acer are hoping that their tablet/netbook two-in-one hybrid will do the job for you.
Their new Aspire Timeline 1825PT can perform as a regular netbook with a proper QWERTY keypad and touchpad, but with a deft swivel of the 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 HD screen you’re holding a tablet (albeit a rather tubby one). Magic!
“A laptop, a photo frame, the perfect presentation tool and a notepad: the Acer Aspire 1825PT is all this and more,” purrs Acer’s press release, before taking a blast on the hyperbole bong and continuing:
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.
The specs for the 1825PT should see most cheapo netbooks off the premises, packing an 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor, an Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics chipset, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 250GB or 320GB hard disk.
There’s also Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 3G, HDMI port, an integrated media card slot, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, a VGA webcam and gigabit Ethernet, with the all-swivellin’ Acer running a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium.
Decent battery life
The battery life from the 6-cell battery is better than we expected too, with Acer claiming an impressive eight hours.
Not a patch on the iPad’s ten hours plus of course, but with this thing you’ll be able to actually do meaningful jobs rather than tap away at a horrid glass keyboard and dream of computing basics like multi-tasking, built in cameras and SD card slots
The Aspire Timeline 1825PT is on sale now in a natty range of colours, including diamond black, sapphire blue and ruby red, with prices starting from £599.
Full press release (if that’s your kind of thing)
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)