Netbooks are small laptops.
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I'm waiting for the Latitude 2100/2200 netbooks that are coming out in May. I had the opportunity to work with this netbook and was impressed by the customizable features. Battery life with a 6-cell battery is up to six hours. Dell designed a small laptop cart to house up to 24 of these netbooks. The power port plugs right into a slot in the cart. There is no spaghetti and the only cord is from the cart to the power source. The concept was clean and the netbooks had the sturdy feel of the latitude line.
We are piloting Intel Classmate Tablets (Nobis from Equus CS) in our Middle School. I've been exploring them since last fall when the company made prototypes available for evaluation. The reaction of our kids and faculty made it clear that we needed to seriously consider the machines