I'm thinking about purchasing the Aspire One Netbook for my tour next year. My local Walmart has it for $289. It has XP Home, 1GB memory, 160GB hard drive but only a 3 cell 2.5 hour battery. Other than the battery life I think this would be a good purchase for the trip. Do any of you have any advice about this computer? I'd like to upgrade the battery to at least a 6 cell and possibly add an extra 1 GB of memory. Also how is the best way to transport it on the bike to give the computer a safer and smoother ride? Do you think it would ride better in a front pannier or a rear? My touring bike does have front suspension on it so that might absorb some of the bumps. Thanks for any advice you have.