US teenagers want notebook computers and iPods for the new school year, a survey reveals.

As many as 70 per cent ot 13-to-17-year-olds surveyed by want their parents to buy them a new computer for school. Many (64 per cent) want MP3 players or mobile phones.

The survey reveals Apple's control over the MP3 player category. It seems that 97 per cent of US teens who want MP3 players actually want one specific music-playing device, an iPod. surveyed 500 teenagers to uncover what equipment they hoped to take with them when they return to school.