If you're interested in HD video playback. I like the new HP Mini 210 because you can get it with an HD screen as an upgrade, 1366x768. And they offer the Broadcom HD accelerator PCI-E add-in. For general computing, the 1366x768 screen is a must for me, and that size is not common to find so much on the 10.1" models. The smaller screen with only 600 lines of resolution are just not very usable for me personally. Outside of that, they are all just about the same. The keyboard layout and comfort with the typing should be a top deciding factor. Make sure you get something with a 4-6 cell battery (skip 3 cell IMO). And get the new generation Atom processors , not the original ones. The newer ones are more energy efficient, so better battery runtime. From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Greg Reese Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:18 PM To: Thin Subject: [THIN] Off Topic: Netbooks This is waaaaaay off topic, but I am curious what everyone's opinion is with regard to netbooks. My wife wants one, and they all seem roughly similar between MSI, Acer, Lenovo etc. or are such a commodity item nowadays the point that it really doesn't matter.