for that price and that battery life, nothing. i get that battery life on my lappy, an asus, but it cost 350
Originally Posted by version2
Your best bet is a netbook. Dell was selling their Inspirion Mini 9's for <$200 recently. They claim a 4 hour battery life (you'll realistically get 3 hours). Currently they're $250 (for the Linux one), but you might be able to get a school discount.
One thing I don't understand is why companies are putting Windows on these netbooks. These netbooks are designed for word processing and browsing the web. Linux fits that task just as well as Windows, so don't be afraid of Linux if you've never used it before.
You could also look for a used standard-sized laptop, but sellers tend to sell their laptops for more than they are worth.
Originally Posted by a!!!!1
Are they keyboards on all the 9" laptops the same, or could the Asus one just be poorly designed versus the Dell's? I did try a 10" HP that I really liked but it was a little too expensive.