Originally Posted by aaronmonto;13859603
I'd buy an E-350 ultra-portable and then regret it later. I still can't believe how slow netbooks are still; they're selling hardware akin to Pentium III's for notebook prices. The SLOOOWWW $400 Celeron SU2300 1.2GHz netbooks that came out 2 years ago are still faster than any comparable netbook out today (as far as processor speed goes).
A couple years ago I bought an Eee 1018HA with no graphics support worth mentioning, and threw in a 30GB Vertex SSD. For the kinds of things I use portables for, I reach for that Eee before grabbing my roommate's 17" Athlon II laptop w/ 5,400RPM disk (both are kept in our living room).
Once a serious program is open, the Athlon is much faster. However, I do all my serious computing on a desktop, and mostly use the netbook as a web browser and media player. The SSD makes all the difference - small programs are snappy to open.