Acer Aspire One on Woot, grab your first netbook
I purchased one of these tiny Acer Aspire One netbooks overseas and would highly recommend it – if you’re up for some easy low cost upgrades. I added the bit about upgrading it because who is ever content with a standard configuration machine? If you head on over to Woot, the tiny netbook is on sale for $289. Check out the discussion on the Woot boards here.
I’ll be honest and say that the 8 GB SSD, 512 MB RAM, 3-cell battery configuration on sale is nothing to brag about. But $50-$60 on eBay will score you a nice 1.8″ HDD and extra ram to bump the performance up. Replace the Linpus OS for Ubuntu or OS X (if you have access to an external DVD-ROM drive) and then you have something to brag about.
Do you already have a netbook? Are you living in the "cloud" with an Acer, Asus, HP, or something else?