Price: $699 to 899
Release date: Unknown
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Screen size: 15.6, 14.0, or 13.3 inches
Weight: 5.3, 4.2, or 3.5 pounds
Why you’ll love it: The Acer Aspire Timeline is all about improved battery life and awesome graphics. It comes with either an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.40GHz CPU or the Intel Core 2 Solo 1.30GHz processor, and is expandable to 8GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM. The screen has a 1366 by 768 resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Storage is not a problem, with hard-drive options for 160GB, 250GB, 320GB, or 500GB; a solid-state drive is also available. The Timeline includes three USB ports, a five-in-one card reader (SD Card, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, and XD Picture Card), an Acer Crystal Eye Webcam, and built-in Wi-Fi and WiMax support. Acer says the Timeline is eco-friendly, too, as it consumes 66 percent less power than Energy Star standards require.