I've bought my son a netbook for xmas. It was £199 from currys http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/acer-aspire-one-d255-red-08082970-pdt.html so the cheapest I've seen. But was awake at 3am wth cold sweats about it?!!! Our home laptop has died (after being fixed once already). I do have a work laptop that I take home. Thought a netbook might be a better option as my son was a bit heavy handed with the laptop - screen hanging off at one end and the mains connection pin had become lose inside (again). I thought with a netbook being more portable (upto 4 hours battery with this model) and lighter it would be easier to carry round the house and could be unplugged a lot of the time. Also (this one especially is) quite a bit cheaper than a laptop. I know they have their limitations - not very good at multi-tasking or gaming but he only uses internet and 'word' for school. I've read that you probably can't do both together. Actually he does often have music playing through it whilst working, not sure how well that would work? What do you think? I would be really grateful for any advice.