We are in a day and age where the geeks can safely say [or shout] that "Netbooks rule!"
Let me tell you, they sure do - and for good reason.
These small and inexpensive mobile computers arrived at a time when the world needed them most. Interestingly, while practically the whole planet experienced financial crisis, the need to be connected in a virtual world came closer to being a necessity. I don't know for sure what could explain this phenomenon but I think it definitely warrants research. What I'm sure of though, is that whatever demand for an affordable way to be 'connected' has been created by these trying times, it was promptly answered by the abundance of netbooks in the market.
Netbooks are hardly as powerful as full-blown Laptops or Notebooks, hardly as durable, hardly as feature-rich. But when all you're asking for in a computer is to have enough power to connect to the internet and to process a few word documents all while being light enough to bring to the cafe, then a netbook should do.
For those who are already considering to buy one, it pays to keep in mind that not all netbooks are made the same. If you're going to spend money buying a computer, no matter how small the amount is, you might as well get one that offers the best bang for the buck. I recently discovered a good website that specializes at comparing netbooks - all specs considered: Screen Size, Local Storage, Connectivity Options, Battery Life, Keyboard Size among others. Check out http://www.netbook-expert.co.uk/
The site features the most popular netbooks out in the market now - all the top brands: Asus, Acer, HP, Samsung, Dell Netbooks. If you're thinking about getting yourself a good netbook for Christmas - as it's already fast approaching, I recommend that you visit the site and do your netbook research as early as now.