Netbooks popular among college kids

    More than a third of kids going off to college in the US this autumn will take a netbook with them, a survey of students has suggested.

that's a lot of mini-laptops, suggesting that, for kids at least, the form-factor has become mainstream and not a niche category.

It also shows that a fair few students are willing to forego the power of a full-size machine in return for a device that's a darn sight more portable.

Retrevo said respondents favoured computers that are small and light. But it's price that's really the key factor. Around 58 per cent of respondents said they would spend under $750. Click Here to read more.