Acer unveils Aspire TimelineX notebooks with 8-hour battery life; starts at $599.99

Acer America has a slew of new Aspire TimelineX portable computers ready for the taking, each customizable for those on a budget or who want the best specs possible.

Acer America has a slew of new Aspire TimelineX portable computers ready for the taking, each customizable for those on a budget or who want the best specs possible.

Each of the notebooks listed below boast a battery life of up to eight hours and are configurable in a number of different ways. The standout option is the Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118, starting at $899.99. Intended for travelers and anyone else often on-the-go, this 3.09-pound laptop is powered by an Intel Core i7-680UM processor with Turbo Boost and it hosts an 11.6-inch LED-backlit HD display.

If you're looking for something a little cheaper, there is a base model, so we'll start with that and move on to the rest of the new collection.

Aspire TimelineX 1830T (pictured above)

  • Intel Turbo Boost
  • Up to 500GB of hard drive space
  • MSRP: Starts at $599.99

Aspire TimelineX 3820T (pictured right)

  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit display
  • Up to 320GB of hard drive space
  • Weight: 3.97 pounds
  • MSRP: Starts at $699.99

Aspire TimelineX 4820T

  • 14-inch LED-backlit display
  • DirectX 11 support (optional)
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 GPU (optional)
  • Up to 500GB of hard drive space
  • Integrated DVD drive
  • Weight: 4.65 pounds
  • MSRP: Starts at $699.99

Aspire TimelineX 5820T

  • 15-inch LED-backlit display
  • Up to 500GB of hard drive space
  • Integrated DVD drive
  • Weight: 5.5 pounds
  • MSRP: Starts at $699.99

There are some similarities across the board. Those would consist of Windows 7 Home Premium OS, Intel Core i3/i5 processor options, up to 4GB of RAM (expandable to 8GB), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, Ethernet, HDMI, VGA and up to four USB 2.0 ports. It should be noted that each display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1,366 x 768 resolution.

The four new Aspire TimelineX notebook collections are available now.