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It may seem like only yesterday (or a couple of months ago) that Acer was rolling out its very first Timeline laptops to much fanfare, but it's now already turned things around and kicked out a whole new addition to the line-up: the 8000 series. Apparently aimed at both business users and average folk, this one will be available in 13.3-, 14- and 15.6-inch variations, and pack the usual Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Solo ULV processors, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, a 160GB or 500GB hard drive (or even an 80GB Intel X25-M SSD, for those looking to go all out), and either some basic Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics or a ATI's 4330 dedicated GPU -- not to mention some bonuses like a multitouch trackpad and optional 3G (at a later date, it seems). No word on pricing or availability just yet, but it seems safe to bet that at least the entry-level models will be sub-$1000, if the current Timelines are any indication.

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Aspire Timeline Series notebooks are slim and light, measuring only 1" at the thinnest point. The energy-conscious Timeline notebooks feature lower power consumption for long-lasting and energy-efficient portability, and range from an ultra-light 1.6kg (3.5lb) for the 13.3" 3810T model, 1.9kg (4.2 lb) for the 14" 4810T model, and just 2.4kg (5.3lb) for the 15.6" 5810T model, making them both lighter and easier to carry around than anything comparable. The Timeline notebooks pack at least 8 hours of earth-friendly battery life and are available at a very affordable price tag.

The first Aspire One netbooks debuted at Computex 2008, and this year Acer is showcasing its full range of netbook offerings targeting different mobile consumer needs. The Aspire One 751 Series is the company's first 11.6" netbook with a full-size keyboard for easy typing even for touch typists. Consumers can watch high-definition content on the large LED-backlit display (16:9 ratio, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution), and enjoy 5.1-channel audio with Dolby® Headphone. The extended 6-cell battery for the AO751 can provide uptime of up to 81 hours.

Meanwhile, the next generation 10.1" Aspire One netbooks -- the AO531 and AOD250 -- are thinner and lighter than their predecessor, and ideal for anyone on the move. These groundbreaking advancements usher in the new netbook generation for long lasting fun and productivity on the road.