The year 2009 was dubbed as Year of Netbooks. Acer is one of the leading laptop competitors in the PC world market. It has been perhaps the biggest believer in Intel’s Core 2 Duo ULV processors, with its Timeline range running almost exclusively on Intel’s lower voltage parts. Therefore, it’s no surprise to hear that the Taiwanese vendor is now investing so heavily in Intel’s 2010 ULV variants. Acer is now talking Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, so performance would definitely get a big boost.

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Besides all this, the good news is the confirmation of something we were hearing earlier, that the final product’s profile will be an aggressively graceful, elegant and ultra thin 1.9cm (0.7 inches) thick, which will almost match the headline feature of Apple’s MacBook Air. The plan is to launch “this year,” and indications are that this new machine will figure heavily in Acer’s push to oust HP from the top slot in the global laptop market. To say the least, we’re looking forward to it might be an understatement. [Via Engadget]