may be dealing with some lingering issues on its standard Timeline
series, but evidently the company's R&D labs are whirring in an
effort to pump out what will amount to being the first-ever Timeline
tablet PC. The Aspire Timeline 1820P has yet to be officially confirmed
or announced by Acer itself, but the always knowledgable Macles has
images and specifications of what could be just around the bend.
We're told that the 1820P shares a lot with the 1810T--so much, in
fact, that the actual hardware specifications are exactly identical.
The internal components, port layout and technical specs are a perfect
match, and the panel size will also be the same. The only difference?
Well, this one's a convertible multi-touch tablet PC, so it's a pretty
major single difference.
We're still eagerly awaiting a price and release date, but we can be
assured that it'll ship with Windows 7. With this release and Lenovo's
, we've seen quite a few multitouch machines hit the
scene of late. Frankly, we think this will be a trend. Windows 7 is far
more multi-touch friendly than Vista ever was, and with laptop makers
needing "a new thing" to hook consumers on, multitouch seems like the
perfect option. Do you ever see yourself splurging on a multi-touch
laptop? Do you really have a need for one?