Originally Posted by youmeandthed
buy many cheap ones over an expensive one.
Ditto. We have a Gateway netbook that was on sale at best buy for $150. Had it for about 2 years now and it works just fine for email, web surfing, and pictures. At this price, we don't feel like we need to be overly cautious about it, whether we're traveling, on the boat, or wherever. Just one less thing to worry about.