Are they any good?
My dad's ageing Dell laptop has just needed Windows reinstalled for the third time in as many days and I fear the time has come to get him a new computer. He can't afford an expensive replacement but there are a few interesting looking deals on netbooks at the moment.
I was wondering if a cheap netbook might be the solution. He uses his laptop to write letters, browse the interweb and download pictures from his camera. The netbook would be plugged into an external monitor and keyboard so the tiny screen wouldn't be much of a hindrance.
Its likely to be me buying it so I was wondering what the IT nerds thought. Is a sub £200 netbook worth it or should I stump up a bit extra and buy a base model craptop. Can a netbook handle office software, antivirus and a printer without fear of it blowing up?