Even with a 6 hour battery I need to post a sticky why we should not be using the battery when there is AC. Most laptops have 300 cycle batteries and at over 100 bucks why would you want to squander that resource?
Ok, my son finds that many of the high schools are getting netbooks. I'm going to offer one and see where you go with that.
My daughter is 12, Starting high school this year and wanted to get a laptop for home. I have asked around for appropriate laptops for a 12 year old at many stores like Harvey Norman, Domayne, JB HI-FI, Clive Anthonys and we are still deciding. Nothing too expensive, something with over 6 hours battery life, and thats good for downloading music, searching the web, typing documents and so and so. I have heard of netbooks and notebooks, but my mate from work that deals with computers says there not that good and dont have much battery life and i got the thumbs down from some relatives about Apple Mac's which my daughter thinks if fine. Any suggestions to what would be appropriate and is good in quality?