If you need a little more power in your portable than what a netbook can provide, consider the MSI X340 ultraportable laptop. ZipZoomfly.com is selling the MSI X340 for $640. When we reviewed the X340, we called it the "average Joe's MacBook Air." Its specs are a step up from those of the typical netbook, as it's built around a 1.4GHz Core Solo processor, a 320GB hard drive, 2GB of memory, and a 13.4-inch 1366-by-768-resolution display. At 2.8 pounds (with battery) and at less than 1 inch thick, it's plenty portable, too.