Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 brings Nvidia graphics to the Ultrabook range

Acer kicked off the Ultrabook flurry at CES 2012 by unveiling the Aspire S5, described as the "world's thinnest Ultrabook", and the Aspire Timeline Ultra. And now, the Taiwan-based company has released yet another UItrabook into the wild - the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3.

The M3 adds dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT640M graphics to the party, as well as offering a DVD optical drive in its 2-spindle setup. And it still manages to come in at less than 20mm thick.

Other specs include a choice between SSD only or SSD/HDD hybrid hard-drives (with the SSD part ensuring a fast boot-up time of less than 2.5 seconds), a Sandy Bridge Intel Core processor, Dolby Home Theater v4 with premium speakers, 8 hours of battery life and a 15-inch display.

"The ultra-thin profile of the M3 delivers a minimalist, modern look," Acer says. "The stylish black cover is made of an aluminium alloy that adds to the sturdiness. The full-size chiclet keyboard with a numeric keypad makes typing more comfortable and increases productivity."

The Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 will hit shops in March 2012; no word on pricing as of yet.