"According to Mike Elgan, starting on Black Friday, the
Friday after Thanksgiving, you'll see new, solid brand-name
netbooks going for as little as $199. We're already seeing Best Buy
offering the Asus Eee PC 900a for $299. Will we see the Asus Eee PC
1000, which I like, for $399? We just might.
"So if you do see great Linux netbook bargains soon, which one
should you buy? I can't claim to have seen every netbook on the
market, but I have seen and used a lot of them.
"Before charging out the door to buy one, though you need to
think this through. You don't want to just rush out there and grab
the first cheap machine you see."