I wish to purchase a Net-book as per the following specifications
What will you want to do with the Netbook?
They're satisfactory for surfing the 'Net, reading and writing email. And very light basic computer tasks, as long as you're doing those one program at a time.
They are not satisfactory for most typical multi-tasking.
Laws have eased up a bit, and some countries/us citizens are exempted. Some countries it is possible to buy US versions of the software on US military bases, US embassies.. etc... I don't know about current versions, but previous versions of Windows for other countries were almost exactly the same, but included weaker encryption. The older versions of Windows for foreign markets, like 98 just shipped with IE using 40-bit SSL encryption.
@WRT2: I wish to mostly use it for internet surfing and social networking. Other than that, I would extensively use MS Office.
Internet surfing and social networking will not be a problem for a netbook.
Using MS Office on a netbook will be a VERY unsatisfactory experience. 1024 x 600 screen size is very small for work projects.
See if you can't find a model with the 1280 x 720 pixel screen.
Multi-tasking is next to impossible given the standard low res screen and the very weak Atom single core CPU.