My budget for the new computer is: $300 - $500 (+200 Later on if parts need upgrading, but that money wont be available)
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Programming & Web Browsing
What software do you intend on using on the computer? Digsby, DC++, Microsoft Office, Firefox, FooBar2000, Eclipse, Rainmeter (maybe).
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? Wont be playing anything on this.
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? I usually have anywhere from 2 - 7 (if I'm doing a lot) on a normal weekday, but this would be mostly for in class / out of the dorm use and so I dont plan to go over 4. So 2 - 4.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? I'm going to have a 250g external HD by then, so nope, maybe just a few gigs a music, just faves for boring lectures. >_>
Also I plan on getting this laptop on or around Black Friday, so I guess it could be more then $500 so long as I can find it on sale.
Really the most important thing to me is that the screen is as big as possible, though obviously it would still be small because its a netbook.
Uh... Thanks for reading this? :D!