might not be the trendy option anymore, not with tablet PCs trotting about with their fancy pants touchscreen panels and light weight designs, but have you have tried hammering out anything longer than a short email on one? There are just some things that are better suited for a netbook, which is the reason why manufacturers keep launching more models.
One of the latest to reach North American shores is the Asus
Eee PC 1015PX. This is the company's very first netbook to come packing an Intel
Atom N570 dual-core processor clocked at 1.66Ghz, which is a bit faster than the N550.
It also includes a 10.1-inch SVGA LED display, 1GB of DDR3 memory (upgradeable to 2GB), 250GB SATA hard drive, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100 LAN, three USB 2.0 ports, 2-in-1 memory card reader, 0.3MP webcam, Bluetooth 3.0, Windows 7 Starter, and a 48 W/h battery good for up to 9 hours of run time (there's also a model available with a 56 W/h battery for up to 11 hours of run time).
Not a bad spec sheet, nor is the price unreasonable. Newegg
is selling the one with a larger battery for $360 shipped, while Amazon
has the other model for $320 shipped.