Other end of the netbook spectrum is this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-IdeaPad-S205-11-6-Netbook/dp/B005TPRWNY/ref=sr11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1326835450&sr=1-1 which will perform much better and last longer in terms of running new software etc. Twice the price but most netbooks have slow processors, not mutch ram capacity, etc. Remember you get no cd/dvd drive either with a netbook, which can be a pain sometimes if installing/reinstalling software. Free wifi tends to be pretty slow even if you are within range. You may get frequent dropped connections too.
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