A week or two ago I saw a sale on Dell's website for a new mini Netbook computer for $199. The only hitch was that the keyboard on Dell's mini netbooks is smaller than a typical keyboard and as a result useless for someone like me who primarily uses a laptop for writing. However, it did get me looking into netbooks, which generally are like laptops, only stripped of disc drives.
I'm wondering though if it'd really be worth paying $300-$400 for a netbook when for $400-$500 I can get a full-functioned laptop. How does the speed/battery life of the netbook compared to the notebooks for nearly the same price?