Nowadays, High Schoolers don't take their books to school. But they do take their IPads, notebooks and netbooks. They do their homework and turn it in online (remember "My dog at my homework!"? Now it's "A nasty trojan virus ate my hard-drive!"). Honestly I don't know the difference between a notebook and a netbook but my daughter's BFF just got a new netbook from Gateway for about $250 and now of course, she's DYING for one. It only weights like 3 pounds. It's cool. All the cool kids have one. Her laptop is "like totally ancient". Anyone have feedback on what is a good netbook to get, which ones to stay away from etc... ?