Presented to the world last month, the new Acer Aspire Timeline X Series has just been officially announced in the U.S. Acer America introduces three sizes in this country: the 13.3-inch 3830T, 14-inch 4830T and 15.6-inch 5830T. Just like their predecessors, the new Aspire X aim at providing customers with computers that are both thin and light (4lbs+), but also relatively fast for their weight.
Previous models had enjoyed a measure of success, and there’s no reason to think that it will be different this time. Acer stresses that some of those models can get as much as nine hours of battery, but keep in mind that such numbers usually happen only in “depletion” mode where the computer is ON, and doing nothing. Real-world battery performance will vary depending on usage.
Despite starting at $599.99, the Aspire X family has USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet. The screen resolution 1366×768 is kind of low-resolution these days, and the body doesn’t use aluminum, but it at this price, you’re not likely to see upgrades on that front anyway. The thing is: it’s good enough for a lot of people.