Acer has used the CeBIT tradeshow in Hannover, Germany to unveil its Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook laptop.

Whilst a number of Ultrabooks on the market simply offer Intel integrated graphics, the Acer Timeline Ultra M3 comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GT640M graphics card. The firm said it will be available this month worldwide.

Acer Aspire Timeline Ulta M3

Acer said, "The slim design houses powerful all-around performance features. The latest Intel Core processor and superior dedicated graphics ensure fast navigation and multitasking even with graphics-intensive gaming and multimedia apps."

The Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 comes with the option of a hard drive and solid-state drive (SSD) combination or an (SSD) only model. Acer said it will resume in just 1.5 seconds with access to the internet in 2.5 seconds thanks to Acer Instant Connect.

The laptop adheres to Intel’s required specifications for Ultrabook devices. The Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 measures 20mm and has a 15-inch display.

Unlike rival Ultrabooks such as the Asus Zenbook UX31E and Toshiba Satellite Z830, Acer has managed to squeeze in optical DVD drive.

Remaining specifications include an aluminium rear cover, full-size Chiclet keyboard and eight hours of battery life.