I'm looking for an extremely cheap notebook. I've come across the android notebooks, they seem to be around $100 which seems optimal to me.
My primary use for it:
-notes in class
-writing programs/running them (I'm a computer science major)
My concern is I'm unsure if it will be able to handle writing code and running it. I use putty sometimes to run applications on a campus server, so that shouldn't overload them as far as I can figure. I've also been looking into remoting into my home computer, but I'm unsure how effective that is or if the platform even supports it, but that way I figure I might be able to run a compiler if need be. (Do you think this type of netbook could handle a compiler? or remoting in would be necessary?)
I'm not opposed to a couple cheap upgrades with regard to hardware if you think that might solve problems more effectively, or even looking at a different netbook if someone else has done this differently. Perhaps even a cheap tablet and small keyboard addition?
I really just want a cheap and convienent way to carry around a computer that's capable of doing these things and if that way I break it accidentally I'm not too upset about it and I don't lose everything since I'll have a primary computer at home.
--Check it out. This is just an example, again I"m open to other models, just would like it around $100 if possible Amazon.com: iView 7-Inch Android Netbook: Computers & Accessories