Originally Posted by NTMBK
Thanks for the advice guys.
(Although I wound up totally discarding it, because I picked up a C-60 based refurbished netbook for £100 instead. Can't turn down a bargain! )
I've found that my Pentium B970 laptop (Asus X401A) runs at 800Mhz on battery, seemingly regardless of what I set the Asus power-management software to run at. Compared to my Acer Aspire One 722 with C-60 and and SSD, the experience is largely the same, when on battery. Battery life is comparable too. In fact, when on Skype, battery life is better on the B970, as the Battery life on the C-60 is shorter due to the CPU turboing all the time to 1.33Ghz.
But for the price (I paid $202 + tax for my C-60, and $300 + tax for my B970), the C-60 is a potent little computer. It plays online 1080P video pretty flawlessly. In fact, it does seem to play video and stuff better than the B970 does.