Fudzilla: "All those netbooks out there with the Intel's Atom processor facing competition from a $279 AMD-based Acer laptop.
Acers machine really makes the case for a netbook pointless. Why buy a Netbook with a 10-inch screen, an Intel Atom processor, no optical drive, and Windows XP that weighs about two pounds when you can have a laptop with a 15.6-inch screen, a higher-performance AMD or Intel processor, an optical drive, and Windows Vista that weights about six pounds? [Because it doesn't give you spinal deformities? sub.ed.]"