I'm thinking of buying one. I've used other people's in the past, but have no idea what spec to look out for. Any recommendations for, make, model etc. Have looked at the usual highstreet websites, but here is so much to chose from.
Dell have the biggest range of junk of any pc maker.
Ask any pc repairer. A shiny case don't make a good computer.
There customer service is next to non existant and they are in court monthly for bad practice etc; in this last year they have been fined a few million but don't take the hint and continue to peddle rubbish.
Whatever netbook you go for, make sure it has the Intel Atom chip and not a Celeron. They aren't the most powerfull of computers and the Celeron just makes it worse.
I've got an Aspire, which was about 175 quid from Dixon's or Comet before they became really popular - bargain! It fits in my (coat) pocket, so ideal when going back to the UK or on holiday and gets WiFi, so ideal when waiting in a mall for Mrs SB!!
Bought an external CD drive and so can load programs. Uses SD card or USB memory.
I use a Samsung NC10 - very happy with it but there are updated models with longer battery life. The keyoboard is excellent.
My old man bought a Samsung N130 which is defineitly worth a look. Samsung are one of the few netbook manufacturers who do matt screen which I think are a must if you're going to use it out and about; the reflection off the shiny screens is very irritating IMO.
Good advice from JJ. The amount of crap that comes with any machine is ridiculous