Acer to globally debut Calpella Timeline notebooks March 22
Acer will unveil its Calpella Timeline series notebooks
equipped with Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors for the global
market on March 22, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
series will have display sizes ranging from 13- to 15-inch with a
running time of eight hours, the same as the company's Timeline
Although Acer's Calpella Timeline
notebooks will be as thick as the Timeline models, they will be
slightly heavier due to the cooling modules.
Calpella Timeline series will feature a 9-cell battery instead of the
Timeline's 6-cell battery to enable an eight-hour battery life, the
The Calpella Timeline will have three
different display sizes: the 13-inch model is made by Wistron, while
the 14- and 15-inch models are produced by Quanta Computer.
Lin, president of Acer Taiwan, confirmed that the Calpella Timeline
will be launched by the end of March, while Acer Taiwan will officially
launch the product on March 30.
Lin, citing GfK's
figures, said that Acer surpassed its major competitor Asustek Computer
and became the largest notebook and desktop vendor in Taiwan in terms
of sales in 2009. Acer had 33-34% of the notebook market in Taiwan, and
25% of the desktop segment.