Glad to hear that Mrs Jinky has more sense than to go for an overpriced fashion accessory (AKA fondleslap).
We looked at netbooks when our old lappie packed up, and in the end we went for another lappie - an Acer somethingorother with Windows 7 64 bit, 320gb hard drive and 3gb ram. Nice keyboard and a numeric keypad on the side. Lovely little machine that only cost £300. Typing this on it, as it goes. It weighs bugger all and the battery lasts plenty long enough for day to day use.
Obviously completely out of date now, it's more than 3 months old