Acer has launched a new Chromebook laptop which boasts eight and a half hours of battery life and the ability to boot up in less than seven seconds.
The computer is 30pc thinner than the previous model, weighing just 1.3kg, and comes fitted with an anti-glare display.
It can also resume from sleep mode instantly thanks to a 16 GB Solid State Drive, reducing the time people waste waiting for computers to boot.
Acer's device debuts just days after HP unveiled there own new Chromebook which claims to be "one of the lightest laptops on the market".
Both computers are aimed at the budget end of the market carrying pricetags of less than $300, with Acer saying theis laptop is aimed at "families and students".
The Acer C720 has an 11.6-inch high definition screen, an Intel Celeron 2955U processor and eight and a half-hour battery life.
HP Chromebook 11 has a similar-sized screen, an Samsung Exynos 5250 processor and a battery that will last six hours.
John Miedema, Acer Europe's director product marketing, called the new model a "significant step forward" and said the light-weight design meant it was "portable enough for anywhere use".
Acer's Chromebook will go on sale in November, while HP's version is already in UK stores. Both run on a Google operating system