posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 11:46 AM
My daughter bought one recently and really likes it. Very compact and lightweight. 1.7Ghz Atom processor, 2Gb RAM, and a 160Gb hard drive (not flash).
A neat little unit and quite fast too. Built-in wireless, webcam, card reader, etc. Pretty sweet.
Most I've seen have an 8.9" screen but she opted for a Lenova (IBM) with a 10.1" screen.
Tiger Direct has them starting @ less than $250... including shipping. Heck you can even pick your color if you want.
Hope that helps jso.
[edit: to add]
She seems to be getting approx. 3-4 hours from the battery. (watching movies)
The flash drives do minimize the potential for data loss due to shock or being dropped/mishandled. The downside being most that I've seen aren't
that big storage wise.
[edit on 10-4-2009 by 12m8keall2c]