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The best ... inexpensive netbooks

Prices range from $249 to $445.

Samsung NC10
Weighing only 2.9 pounds, this “marvel” sports a “relatively roomy keyboard,” despite its diminutive size.
Price: $440; Contact: Amazon.com
Source: The New York Times

ASUS EEE PC 1000HE
Under an unremarkable hood, this portable hides a 1.66-GHz Atom N280 processor, making “it faster, stronger, smarter than its opponents.”
Price: $400; Contact: Amazon.com
Source: Wired.com

HP Mini 1000
This “stunning achievement” of engineering includes an expansive keyboard that fills every “last available millimeter of horizontal space.”
Price: $445; Contact: Shopping.hp.com
Source: The New York Times

Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Its compact size and minimal heft make the Dell Mini 9 a virtual fashion accessory, the “clutch of computers.” The price—starting at $249—is lightweight, too.
Price: $249–$412; Contact: Dell.com
Source: Vogue

Lenovo Ideapad S10
This “reduced-fat portable” is a convenient travel companion, allowing you to “comfortably bang out memos on the plane’s tray table.”
Price: $349; Contact: Lenovo.com
Source: Domino

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