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).
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).