Overwhelmed with choices for a netbook....

OK, never had a netbook before. I'm a PC user. I'm looking for something portable/lightweight for travelling to Japan this summer. I really only need email and internet access. Nothing else. I've goen through cnet's pick-a-laptop guide and have some ideas but would love to hear from anyone with advice. maybe I have too much info? but what the hell, I thought I'd ask here. Thanks in advance. Bill

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How I picked mine.

I found one at walmart for 228 bucks with a 250GB HDD. Sold. Done and didn't read a review.

Works fine for travel. Today I wonder if I could get by with an iPad.

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refurbished eeePC 1201HAB

I bought this thing on Woot for $235 and use it every day to check out the internet while connected to my local library wifi's 54MB connection. I download almost all Windows updates for my home computer and large email attachments our non-computer savvy friends send since my home connection is dial-up.

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