They're both a little on the large side for netbooks (12.1-inch displays), but they're neat little notebooks that boast AMD's Athlon Neo MV-40 and Athlon X2 L335 respectively. The U230-033 packs a 250GB HDD while the 040 bumps storage up to 350GB.
That's where the differences end, folks. They both feature ATI's Radeon HD3200 graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 6-cell battery, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 3 x USB, VGA and HDMI out, a 4-in-1 card reader and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. Each weighs 3.3 pounds and runs Windows 7 Home Premium.
The U230-033 has a price tag of $429.99 and the U230-040 costs $479.99. Both are available today on Newegg.