The dual-core version of the ThinkPad x100e is a much better bet than the original single-core version. Battery life is still an issue, but it's a nice-to-the-touch 11.6-inch business Netbook.
Acer's desktop replacement, the Aspire 9300-5005, breaks the $1,000 mark and includes some unexpected extras, but don't expect the performance to match more expensive systems.
If you want that white MacBook look without buying a Mac, the Fujitsu LifeBook A3110 is pretty much the only game in town, as long as you're happy with the set-in-stone default specs and woeful battery life.
If you're thinking about buying a low-priced Netbook, you might first consider this HP laptop for $299.
New Qosmios, midrange M-series and A-series, and budget L-series laptops all get upgraded to Intel's new processors.
Built with business users in mind (but perfectly fine for the home user), the HP 625 includes a 2-megapixel Webcam and Windows 7 Professional.
Intel announces the first dual-core Atom processor for Netbooks. Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba, and others are expected to follow with systems in the coming months.
The Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1345 is a solid, slim, and affordable 13-inch tweener laptop, but for a little over $200 more Toshiba makes another thin laptop that's even better.
Find out which budget laptops came out on top in the Back to School 2010 version of our retail system roundup.
Updates across all Toshiba laptops offer up a vast number of configurations, but highlights include a new 3D laptop and a unique way to use your notebook's speakers.