Acer have jumped out today, late in the week, to announce their thin and light Timeline Ultra M5 Series of Ultrabooks. Measuring in at just 0.81-inches thick, they're quite slim and light. Also sporting up to 8 hours of battery life, a single charge can give you an entire days use from the Ultrabook.
Acer also has their Green Instant On, which as you can imagine is an 'instant-on' tech which can throw the Ultrabook back into action within 6 seconds from a deep sleep, or just 2 seconds from normal sleep mode. Acer's new Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks also feature Intel's third-generation Core processors, as well as NVIDIA's latest discrete GPUs, optical drives, and an option of either a 14- or 15.6-inch display.
The new Ultrabooks feature either a 128GB or 256GB solid-state drive for super-fast access to your files and transfer speed, with all models sporting a DVD drive as well. Two USB 3.0 ports are found on the Ultrabooks, and filling out the GPU side of things we'll find an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M or 640M LTE dedicated GPUs for your GPU-accelerated, or gaming needs. Fans of backlit keyboards will feel at home since Acer's latest offerings sport the beautiful backlit keyboards, as well as the professionally-tuned Dolby Home Theater v4 and premium speakers that will deliver some great audio for your music, games or movies.
Acer also throws in a 1.3-megapixel HD webcam to keep up with your friends in high-quality, and the webcam is also capable of capturing at 24 frames per seconds, perfect for HD. Anti-theft technology is also featured in the form of Intel's Anti-Theft Technology (Intel AT), which allows users to quickly and easily disable their lost or stolen Ultrabook remotely, from any location across the globe. The technology is enabled at the BIOS level, so it's activated as soon as the machine is turned on.
What are we looking at getting hit for one of these bad boys? Well, prices start from just $799.99 for the basic configuration and range up to $1299.99.