Can't decide whether or not you want a netbook or a tablet? Not sure if you want to switch to an unfamiliar Apple OS and app ecosystem with the iPad? Acer has your back, with its latest tablet-netbook hybrid, the Aspire Timeline 1825PT.
The new Aspire Timeline 1825PT is an 11.6-inch netbook with a swivel-style screen that let's you convert it into a tablet-style device in a jiffy. (Not a bag. A short space of time).
All this AND more!
"A laptop, a photo frame, the perfect presentation tool and a notepad: the Acer Aspire 1825PT is all this and more," reads Acer's press release.
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"A wonder of technology and design, it combines the convenience of touch screen technology with the added bonus of all day computing. All this comes in an ultra-slim and light notebook with a 29 cm (11.6-inch) format that ensures extreme versatility."
The new Aspire's swivel-screen multitouch panel features up to 1,366 x 768 resolution, and the machine packs in...(breathe in...) up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor, integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, HDMI / VGA outputs, a 250GB or 320GB hard drive, an integrated media card slot, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, a VGA webcam, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, gigabit Ethernet and a 6-cell battery to give you eight hours of work and play time with the thing. If you are lucky.
Specs-wise then, it's at the very top end of the netbook market. Add in the bonus of a multitouch trackpad and the deal is almost sealed.
Acer is even shipping these new Aspire's in a range of colours, including diamond black, sapphire blue and ruby red running a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium.
The cost? £599.99 for the AS1825PTZ model and £699.99 for the AS1825PT model. Which might seem a lot, for a netbook. But this is one hell of a netbook…