How much do you want to spend?
How small do you want? You can build a computer the size of an old school gameboy to the size of an entire building dimensions are very adaptable
Main function? general use
Secondary function? low-end to moderate gaming
I'm trying to spend less as possible. Prob. around $500-$600 range.
Size: around the size of the shuttle SD01XD (she wants it to be portable, so it can't be very heavy).
Main function will be internet, chatting, web conference.
Secondary function will be downloading and gaming, low-end to mid range.
Aesthetic...will this is being built for my girlfriend...
She mainly uses the Chinese chat program QQ to chat with her friends in China and downloading Chinese shows. The program QQ also has many entertaining options, like video conference and gaming (3d Go Kart, 3d Rollerblade, pets, etc..) Nothing on the high end of gaming.
Tencent QQ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's either building a small one or buying one of those 10-12" laptops, which is overprice in my opinion.