Acer has added the Aspire One 725 notebook to its range of laptops, featuring an 11.6in screen.

Acer Aspire One 725 AMD C-60 C-Series dual-core processor APU Fusion

The 1.2kg laptop is less than 25mm thick and measures 285mm wide and 201mm deep.

The Aspire One 725 is based on AMD chipsets, including an AMD C-60 dual-core processor and AMD Radeon HD 6290 graphics technology.

A spokesman said AMD APU Fusion technology would allow real-time image processing and edge sharpening.

The Aspire One 725 is equipped with an HDMI port to display the computer desktop on an HD monitor or to output movies to a high-definition television. If you're using it on the go, the Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit display allows for both HD resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.

It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed as standard and can be bought with either a 320GB or 500GB hard disk and up to 4GB of DDR3 system memory.

Consumers can choose between Caribbean blue and Volcanic black colour options for their glossy, glittery cover, with the soft matte palm-rest matching their chosen colour.

Other features include an Acer Crystal Eye webcam, built-in analogue microphone and multi card reader supporting SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO and xD cards.

The Aspire One 725 will be priced from £279 at all major retailers and a PR spokeswoman for Acer said the release date will be "in time for Back To School", so expect it late August or early September.