Overview: With steadily decreasing prices, 9" HDD-based Windows XP netbooks currently offer the best value in all three netbook categories we analyzed. Recently, they cost $10 less than a Linux model and roughly $68 less than a larger 10" XP model. With regards to weight, they're generally 0.5-lbs lighter than 10" netbooks. If you're in the market for a netbook, we'd recommend going for a 9" model. Acer's Aspire One in particular has dropped from $300 in January to $232 just last month. Click here to see the latest deals on 9" HDD Windows XP netbooks (and all others).