Of course, all this extra juice comes at a cost – the Aspire One Pro is much weightier than its sibling, and the battery protrudes from the back. But it's otherwise a pretty slim 2.5cm thick, and packs in a 10.1in screen, Wi-Fi and a multi-touch trackpad.
Models with 1GB RAM start at £300, while a pricier £460 version comes with a hardy 64GB flash drive. There'll also be a version with built-in 3G available in a month or so.
Not to be outdone, Acer's Timeline series received business-flavoured updates too. The Travelmate 8000 Timeline team – there are 13.3in, 14in and 15.6in versions – all come with the series' famed 8-hour battery life, and a Powersmart adaptor that stops using power when the battery is fully charged.
Otherwise, they're mighty similar to the existing Timelines, with prices starting at £580 for the 13.3in model, £600 for the 14in and £610 for the 15.6in version.