My flatmate asked me to help him out with choosing a cheap, basic netbook. The problem is, I normally only follow what's going on with the desktops so I have a very vague idea, especially when it comes to the budget end. So here is the list of tasks the netbooks has to do: -editing 1-2 page word documents on the go and that's pretty much it... I tried to explain to him that he can do this easily on his shiny new Samsung Galaxy S2 and that spending 200£ on a portable typing machine is a bit of a waste, but he is... how to put it, tech resistant and slow to embrace change. For example he wouldn't want to move his account from Yahoo to Gmail because it's "too much hassle". Anyway... I'm getting off topic. He has a laptop that he uses at home for multimedia and web browsing and the netbook will be used for very light office work: modifying price quotations, receipts etc. First thing I considered was this: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/101-...10ghz-1gb-250gb-hdd-webcam-win7-starter-brown because of the C-50, but it comes with a relatively hefty price tag and might be overkill. Second idea was http://www.scan.co.uk/products/101-...hz-1gb-ddr3-250gb-hdd-windows-7-starter-black I read quite a few positive reviews when it comes to Asus netbooks. They're supposedly more comfortable when it comes to keyboard layout and build quality. At least as much as it's possible to achieve that with a budget product for below 250£. Last one was http://www.scan.co.uk/products/101-...m-n455-166ghz-1gb-250gb-hdd-windows-7-starter This is the cheapest, but has a single core atom. On a desktop I'd never even consider a single core cpu, but I have no clue when it comes to netbooks. I'm expecting even this should handle what he wants it to do, but probably sooner or later he will play a youtube video or run a music player in the background. Right now I'm leaning towards choice no2.