Acer launching ultra-thin Calpella notebooks soon

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Acer announced today that they are working on a new generation of ultra-thin notebook systems sometime during 2Q2010. The new notebooks will be using the often delayed Intel Calpella chipset, which was released in October 2009.

The new systems will be available in 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch models, and are expected to be less then one-inch thick at their thickest point. Acer has had problems selling the previous generation, that uses Intel’s CULV processors. The Calpella notebooks however, are expected to be significantly more popular and sell better then the current generation. Expected to see some deals on the current machines in the coming months, as Acer chairman JT Wang recently said that the new Calpella based systems will be their major product line in the future.

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