Acer launches the Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 ultrabook with optical drive and discrete graphics

This new product will reportedly become available worldwide by the end March; price is still unknown

In addition to introducing the V3 and V5 Series yesterday, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer Acer has also launched the Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 ultrabook at the 2012 CeBIT which adds to the company’s Timeline Ultra portfolio. According to the maker, the interesting thing about this thin and light laptop is that it is the “industry's first 15-inch, 2-spindle ultrabook with dedicated graphics and an optical drive”.

Acer claims that their new Timeline Ultra M3 model will be powered by a latest Intel Core central processing unit (probably Ivy Bridge) and will sport a 15-inch display. Furthermore, the portable device measures 20mm (about 0.8-inches) at its thickest point which is presumably including the integrated DVD Burner.

The M3 will be equipped with a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M GPU for accelerating 3D graphics and will be available in two versions: SSD-only or SSD/HDD hybrid. Delivering “a minimalist, modern look”, Acer’s latest ultrabook reportedly resumes from sleep in 1.5 seconds and connects to the Internet in 2.5 seconds by utilizing the Instant Connect function.

Other features of the new Timeline include a full-sized keyboard with a numeric pad, a “stylish” black aluminum alloy cover and 8 hours of battery life.

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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-03- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)