Perhaps this is plugging a post I made, but have you considered waiting for an Asus eeePC. No I don't work for Asus, I am just a cheapskate like you (I am generalizing here) that wants a notebook for productivity not for playing games. As long as you can bear Linux, you don't even need to fork out for an OS or software. We are talking about US$250 with Wifi and a camera. No HDD though, but you can pickup an external USB HDD for peanuts, besides, there are so many web storage sites, you can even save on that as well.