I’ve been using a Lenovo IdeaPad S10 since December last year, and I absolutely love it - when I’m not wishing it would play HD video without dropping frames like crazy, and modern 3D games. While there’s a small number of games that work fine on netbooks, sometimes it’d be nice to have a bash of Team Fortress 2 on the couch.
Fortunately, it’s not going to be too long until I can. Although I’ll need to upgrade to the IdeaPad S12 first.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 looks to be the first netbook released that uses NVIDIA’s ION platform, which pairs an Intel Atom N270 CPU with a GeForce 9400M. No, it’s not as powerful as your quad-SLI rig - but it will play 1080p video and modern (but not too modern) games like Call of Duty 4 - and it’ll cost under $600.
Lenovo’s NVIDIA ION-based IdeaPad S12 netbook [The Mobiler]