Y’all know I’m a Mac girl, but eventually it became clear to me that even my beloved iPhone wasn’t going to be sufficient for everything I need to do while on the road. I picked up an Asus Eee PC earlier this summer and love it; it does everything I need in a tiny little package. I even stick it in my purse and take it to doctor’s appointments, now.
Of course, netbooks come in all shapes and sizes and levels, but the exact one I bought is on sale for $180 at Buy.com today with free shipping. It’s got Linux, not Windows—which is nice if you’re sort of leery of Windows (I am)—but still has a pretty intuitive desktop and all of the applications you’re likely to need. At that price, you can hardly go wrong.
Note: This computer is only 9″, which is great if you want something ultra-portable. The teeny keyboard does take some getting used to, though, so I wouldn’t recommend it as a “primary computer” unless you’re a little person or under the age of 12. Just sayin’.