updated 03:20 pm EST, Fri February 26, 2010
Acer to bring out Calpella Slim notebooks
Acer is planning on releasing ultra-thin notebooks powered by Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 chips this spring. Less than an inch thick at some points, the notebooks will have 13-, 14- and 15-inch screens and be manufactured by Wistron and Quanta Computer. According to sources in the industry, once these models are released, Acer will drop prices of its current ultra-thin notebooks to further differentiate the two lines, with the new notebooks becoming the flagship.
Acer chairman JT Wang has gone on the record to say that Intel CULV-powered ultra-thin notebooks are not selling as well as expected due to a perception of poor performance. He believes higher performance in the same compact package will help boost sales of these highly portable notebooks.
This latest news is in line with an earlier report that Acer is planning a fast, lightweight portable PC to compete with the likes of the MacBook Air. [via DigiTimes]