Ken Hess, Virtually Speaking
: My Acer Aspire One is my favorite computer, by a wide margin. Its small size and significant capacity is sufficient to run Windows XP/Vista/7 or Linux without performance issues. I've done everything with this netbook: podcasting, recording, Skyping, and writing. I even run a QEMU virtual machine (Debian 5) on it. And, because it can boot from a USB thumbdrive, the "One" makes a very handy BackTrack Linux security testing unit.
New models cost approximately $300. My model (ZG5) can be found on ebay for less than $100. I recommend purchasing an extended life battery pack (~$30), but be aware that it adds extra weight and size to your netbook. I think the additional 4-6 hours of battery life is worth it.
Gift Pick by: Ken Hess, Virtually Speaking
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