Acer this week announced its 2009 of laptops, available in the UK. The range includes the Acer Aspire One 751 'netbook' - a beast of a low-spec laptop with a 11.6in screen.

The Aspire One 751 has an Intel Atom processor, 160GB hard drive, full keyboard and multitrack trackpad, and a multi-in-one card reader. According to Acer it boasts battery life of up to nine hours, although this requires the purchase of an add-on six-cell battery. Without the extra batter claimed batter life is only five hours - still respectable.

Available this month, the Acer Aspire One 751 will run Windows XP Home and cost £349 inc VAT.

Despite some critics claiming that its screen size precludes the 751 from being a true netbook, Acer defines netbooks as computers used for "content consumption not creation". This puts the Aspire One 751 firmly into netbook territory.