updated 03:55 pm EST, Fri March 5, 2010
Notebooks push 8 hour battery life
Acer at CeBIT unveiled a wide range of new computers including desktop systems, notebooks, and a netbook. The Aspire One 752 netbook integrates an Intel CULV processor and GS45 chipset, rather than the Atom component utilized in the current 751 model. HD video playback and 3D content are handled by Intel's 4500MHD integrated graphics.
The netbook's 11.6-inch display features LED-backlighting and 1366x768 resolution, while components for 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and HDMI output are housed in the 22mm-thick case. The ULV processor and LED backlighting are said to help bring the battery life up to five hours.
Along with the netbook, Acer also introduced the TravelMate 8x72 Timeline series of notebooks based on Intel's Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs. The notebooks, which range in size from 13.3- to 15.6-inches, are claimed to extend battery life past eight hours.
The TravelMate 6594 series provides a choice between integrated graphics or ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 5670 card, while the 7740- and 5740-series devices are geared toward business users.
Desktop offerings include the G7750 Predator gaming system featuring Core i7 Extreme Edition CPUs and liquid cooling. On the other end of the spectrum, Acer unveiled a Veriton N270G Atom-based desktop with a small form-factor and efficient power consumption. Several additional models are also on the way for small businesses.
Acer has yet to announce pricing or release dates for the range of products.