Acer teased us at CES by showing the Aspire Timeline M3 &Ultrabooks on stage but leaving out any details about the devices. The devices are virtually identical apart from one feature, the M3 is a 15 inch and the M5 measures in at 14 inches.
Once thing is certainly clear from Acer’s new Ultrabook series is that the race is on for who will be the first to market with an Ultrabook with dedicated graphics as they will pack the NVIDIA GeForce GT640M. Where the Acer may in fact be first to market is the the M3 will be a 2-spindle Ultrabook meaning it offers an optical drive as well as a HDD. If you’re not keen, then you can go for the SSD-only configuration which is also available.
Acer Green Instant-On provides fast resume in 1.5 seconds from sleep mode. Likewise, Acer Instant Connect automatically scans and registers most-visited access points, letting users connect to the Internet in just 2.5 seconds, which is four times faster than conventional methods.
Acer was kind enough to provide us with some official press shots of the M5 and the M3: