Looking for a _fairly_ cheap laptop. The thing is I'd like a light one, but with a big screen. The thing I'm not so worried about is performance. It's only going to be used for Office (doh! Need a beefy maching for that I guess), Email and web.
So... Cheap (sub £1000 if poss), light, fairly decent screen. No need for bleedin' edge stuff. Going to need a pc card slot as it'll be on a wireless network (but I'm assuming that's standard).
What I think I really need from a notebook is a long battery life. It seems 3-4 hours is the norm (light use?), doesn't seem likea lot to me. I suppose I need to go for a notebook with a mobile specific CPU in it to stop drain as much as possible.
Any particular makes out there good on battery life?
Also, the budget end IBM thinkpad looks good, but they still use that little knobby thing instead is a touchpad. But saying that, I was never that keen on touchpads (used to have a Powerbook) - any IBM owners out there, is that little knob type thing any good? Do you get used to it?