Yesterday we stopped at Best Buy, and for awhile we were browsing what is there. We spent some time with netbooks. My son enjoyed ASUS, only $199. I was trying to explain to him, that he does not know Linux, and his schools PowerPoint presentation would not work there. But later I found there is Open Office, and it would be able open PPT file.
We tested also Acer ($299) and HP($399), both with cameras and Windows XP.
I found pretty soon should be on market netbooks with ARM processors. There is interesting JVM technology Jazelle.