Acer Timeline Ultra M3 Hands-On: 15-inch Ultrabook Has Optical Drive, Value Price

Acer announced a slew of new notebooks at its presser this morning, and the Timeline Ultra M3 continues the company’s Ultrabook ambitions with a relatively low price point (starting at 799 euros) and strong specs that include a hard drive, optical drive, Nvidia GeForce graphics and a promised 8 hours of battery life.

When we got our hands on the Timeline Ultra M3, one thing about this Ultrabook quickly became clear: it’s quite heavy for its class. The M3 weighs a whopping 2.3 kg (5 pounds), which makes it one of the heaviest systems we’ve encountered in this category. Another potential con: The black lid’s finish was very quick to pick up fingerprints. Will HDMI, USB 3.0, Nvidia graphics and the budget-conscious price sway those who are Ultrabook-curious?

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