Lali ho! Short version of the story, I'm sick of having to ask my old man if I can use his crappy busted laptop just to check my email and visit the 'temp. So, in equal parts celebration of my new job and act of rebellion, I have every intention of buying myself a netbook. Here's what I need it for and what I've settled on, feel free to make any suggestions that will benefit me. I don't want or need anything 'flash'. I just need the basics. - Word, - Wireless broadband access so I can leech my local wi-fi signal - The ability to download new games (obviously) - Run basic games (nothing like Dawn of War 2 or Starcraft 2, the original Starcraft and Red Alert 2 will keep me amused) - Basic media functionality for music and maybe movies. In recognition of my budget, I've settled on this model for the time being, if my final JSA payment goes in tomorrow morning I'll pick it up tomorrow unless anyone can give a goo reason not to. http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/6.../ACER-AOD250RED The reasons why I settled on this, - 160GB hard drive is more than sufficient for me. - 1GB RAM is enough, I won't be doing anything complex. - Since it's from Comet I can pay it off in installments as and when I want over the next 9 months, and still walk away with it in the morning. (there must be a catch...) - Once I give the 10% deposit, in this case £25, I can walk away with it. No sodding around waiting and paying money for nothing. So, what say you? Good idea? I could probably get one cheaper, but not where I can pay by installments. It's either this way or save up for months (I get paid monthly, it sucks) and then lose interest half way through and spend all the money on cuddly moogles or something. Which reminds me, why is my chocobo taking so fucking long to get here?