From amazon, the 160GB model. Since you may be in Ireland no one can tell you where the best price is.
Battery life is exactly like the reviews. You can find both LIFE and RUN TIME in such reviews.
Ease of use is just like any other Windows XP laptop.
-> I installed my old Visual Studio 6.0 on it as I needed a replacement for my aging old laptop. It runs this and Office 2003 just fine. NO! It is not as fast as my HP dv6910us but then again that is not what a netbook is about.
I plan to purchase a netbook very soon, primarily to do quick word documents while 'in the field' as a consultant. The documents are basic, and I need something very small, lightweight, and inexpensive. Both the Acer Aspire and the Dell mini seem good, Cnet has reviewed the Dell mini very favorably and users really like the Acer Aspire. Interested in feedback from users of either in terms of battery life, ease of use, and, where the best price can be found, if possible.