Well will you look at that — a base-level netbook has dipped below the $200 mark. That’s for a new unit, too, not a refurbished one.
ZipZoomfly.com has the Asus Eee PC 900A for just $189 with free shipping. The computer features a 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8.9-inch screen at 1024×600, 4GB solid state drive, 2.3-pound weight, four-cell battery, and Linux.
For ten bucks more, you can get the same setup from Best Buy with a 16GB solid state drive instead of a 4GB one. It’s a Best Buy “Outlet Item” which means it’s being phased out. Still, not bad for under $200.