I'm looking for a laptop or netbook.
In the case of a netbook I'm looking for something with a reasonable amount of storage space so I guess that rules out SSD-based, other than that ION would be nice but not essential. Battery life is also an important factor. Also, if the RAM has been upgraded to 2GB that would be ideal.
In the case of a laptop I'm looking for something with a fairly basic (dual core +) cpu, no celerons please. Battery life is also important in this case. I would like an integrated graphics chipset not made by intel but then again, I really don't mind. Also I'm looking for something with 2GB + of ram or is upgradable to that level.
I am computer literate.
I plan to use this machine simply for taking notes, and doing work at, university. I do a fair bit of report writing, bit of programming in various languages and web dev here and there on my computing course. I often do long stretches of work, that's the way my attention span works, hence the requirement that battery life be good. There are some locations around the university that have charging points but a lot of the time these areas are pretty crowded and I'd rather avoid them as much as I can.
Whether an OS license is included or not does not bother me at all since I can obtain that through MSDNAA.
Thanks for your offers.
I'll pay via Paypal Gift or on collection (I'm around Wolverhampton/Birmingham/Walsall area and have a car)