Acer America today introduced the new TravelMate Timeline 8481T notebook PC for U.S. and Canadian customers. Measuring 0.87-inch thick and weighing at just 3.7 pounds, the TravelMate Timeline 8481T adopts an innovative new display technology to allow an ultra-compact, frameless 14-inch LCD display to fit into a 13.3-inch footprint. The notebook is housed in a unique dual-tone resilient magnesium-aluminum case that distributes external forces and can withstand extreme pressure. It also features a new metal-alloy hinge design for maximum hold strength when the cover is open, and Autolock to ensure the notebook lid is tightly secured for LCD protection.
The Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T is powered by the second-generation Intel Core i5 processor with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 that encrypts files and folders for critical data security, a 14-inch Acer ComfyView LCD LED backlit display with HD (1366×768) resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, up to 320GB HDD, a 4GB of DDR3 RAM (upgradeable up to 8GB), an Intel HD Graphics 3000 with a 128MB of dedicated system memory, and the Wireless Display (WiDi) technology. Its 8-cell Lithium-ion battery provides up to 13-hour of operation time. The TravelMate Timeline 8481T also offers a full range of advanced connectivity solutions including Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth. The Acer Video Conference solution, including high-def webcam and built-in microphone, enables high-quality video conferences so that users can easily keep in touch with business contacts. The Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T will be available in the U.S. and Canada in early September 2011 for $999.99. [Press Release]