Netbook Computer Thoughts

I’m thinking about buying a netbook computer – mostly for when I travel.  Do you have any thoughts or recommendations?

PCWorld reviewed the Toshiba NB205-310 highly.  It tested with a battery life of nine hours, which is pretty good.  Best Buy has a slightly newer version, the NB205-N325BL, that comes with Windows 7 Starter Edition.  I like the thought of Windows 7, but I’m not crazy about the Starter Edition because I can’t really pin down how de-featured it is.  Its keyboard was pretty comfortable, too.

cnet rated the Asus Eee PC1005HA highly.  It had a battery life of about six hours, which is still quite good.  It runs Windows XP, which concerns me mostly from an ongoing support standpoint, since XP is now two full revisions old.

I’m interested in recommendations.  Please leave a comment or click the Send a Message button with any input that you have.  Thanks.

25-Oct Update: Toshiba has this chart showing the different features of the Windows 7 versions.

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My wonderful husband got me an MSI U100 Wind Netbook for Christmas last year and I absolutely love it. I rarely use my desktop at all anymore.

Thanks for the tip, Dawn. I don’t recall having heard of MSI as a computer supplier.

Gary — let us know when you make a decision. I’m interested in any conclusions you reach. Thanks.

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Your request is my command, Jason. I just posted a new article about the Toshiba netbook I ended up buying.

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