Hello, if it is definitely to be a netbook, I would recommend any Asus EEE Netbook, provided it has Windows 7, and has a screensize of at least 10.1", and has a good battery life. I own one of these, and it is just terrific.
However, please note the lowest weight for a netbook is around 2.5 - 2.9 lbs, and at that weight he could buy one of the new Ultrabooks. They weigh the same as netbooks but have larger screens. They will cost more, but he might appreciate that big screen.
Start at Bestbuy.com, and do 2 searches, one for netbook and one for ultrabook. This will give you both a pretty good idea of what is out there. Also if you have a Best Buy or Frys nearby, you could shop in person too, but I would still start with the web search to give you a good overview.
Hello, my boss is planning in buying a netbook to use when he travel. He is kinda elderly so he needs the netbook to be lightweight, but not excessively small (so he can actually read the stuff in the screen). He doesnt need any advanced specs for the applications he uses, word, excel, web browser and some lil stuff here and there, but nothing else.
Im not really into the netbook enviroment so I dont really know where to start to look for a reliable lightweight netbook.
I would really appreciate if you could help me with your knowledge.