Netbooks sort of lost their luster when the iPad showed up on the scene but we still feel there is a place for a very portable notebook computer with a long battery life. We’ve seen some good deals on 10-inch netbooks for under $200 like the 10.1-inch Acer netbook at the Shack for $179. Unfortunately it comes with an older version of Windows (XP) but this could also be the netbook that dual boots into Android which could be interesting. Walmart is selling this same netbook in different colors for the same price.
Walmart Has Two Great
The eMachines 15.6" Laptop with 2GB Memory, 250GB HDD, 2.2GHz is running an older Celeron processor but it has Windows 7 Home Premium and for $198, you could probably live with an old Celeron. Same goes for the HP 15.6" G56-129WM with 3GB Memory, 250GB HDD, 2.2 GHz Celeron and Windows 7 Home Premium for $298.
$499 Gets You Core i3
If you don’t want to go with the dirt cheap Celeron laptops you can get an HP laptop with some pretty good specs including 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and big 17.3-inch display.