Wednesday, March 17th 2010

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T Calpella-based Notebook Detailed

Acer's upcoming Aspire TimelineX 1830T ultra-slim notebook based on the Intel Calpella platform is closer to release with press-images making it to the public domain. The new 11.6 inch notebook uses an Intel Core i5 520UM dual-core processor with integrated graphics, with clock-speed of 1.06 GHz. It is aided by 2 GB of DDR3 memory, and a HDD with over 160 GB of storage. It has a 11.6 inch screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels, integrated web-camera, a typically-sized keyboard. Connectivity options include gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth and HSDPA (optional), HDMI display output, and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. Apart from the usual number of USB ports and audio connectors, the notebook features a multi-format card reader. The Aspire TimelineX 1830T will be released later this month.

Source: Macles
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7 Comments on Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T Calpella-based Notebook Detailed

#1
Suijin
Don't know where the mixup was, but that should be Arrandale processor. Capella was the previous gen with 45nm process? At least as far as I understand the Intel website, maybe they have it wrong on there, but I doubt it.
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#2
Fourstaff
1.06Ghz i5? Wouldn't it be better using a higher clocked i3?
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#3
Suijin
Can turbo up to 1.8something GHz which i3 doesn't do.
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#4
theonedub
habe fidem
And according to Intel's website its HT enabled :eek: I just bought another CULV- I would be mad, but this is surely out of my budget :laugh:

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#5
Suijin
Eh, I don't know why I or you would care about HT that much. Most of the performance comes from core #s and GHz correct? Doesn't matter how you divide the work up too much, same amount still needs to be done (I know it helps a little bit).

As far as price it doesn't look ay different in price than any other mobile processor that isn't total suck. You can get some celeron procs for about $100 while these are about $250, but almost any other mobile is also in the $250 range.
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#6
theonedub
habe fidem
HT makes a difference in some situations, some more so than others. As an i7 owner I have come to appreciate the benefits and performance and wouldn't mind seeing that translated to my mobile computer as well.

As far as price, I am looking at the cost of the entire computer, not just the single chip cost (which really only applies to the notebook manufacturer). I doubt that I could go somewhere and pick this CPU up for $241. Even if I could there is most likely a new socket and other components that would need an upgrade. Basically not feasible.
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#7
Completely Bonkers
Look at the first picture, those mouse/trackpad buttons are flakey. Not good for a marketing shot!
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