Originally Posted by SuxoR
I wanna buy a very inexpensive laptop for class too :]
Can you feel a big sense of lack of power with these netbooks or low end laptops?
Just asking because my mom has a powerbook G4 and it feels fine most of the time
I used to have an Asus Eee PC 1000H. I purchased it because I was looking for something portable with good battery life to use at University for my studies.
I purchased an HP 2510p 12.1" ultraportable instead which also has a higher resolution (luckily, for a super bargain on eBay otherwise I wouldn't have bought it) giving me more real estate, while still providing good battery life and portability.
My advice? Go to a store where you can demo a netbook in person, and perform some scholarly tasks. If you think you'll be able to use a computer of such a size, and that it will satisfy your needs, then go for it. However, if you think the screen size bothers you even a little bit, then I suggest getting a notebook with a larger screen.
Having said all that, you could get a 12" Dell Inspiron Mini netbook (though relatively expensive compared to smaller netbooks, and even budget notebooks for that matter). Personally, I'd be satisfied using a laptop with a screen size between 12" and 14.1" (not too small or too large). It's really down to your own requirements and preference.