I wouldn't bother with a netbook tbh. DH had one and it was just about ok but only because it was small, portable, etc. He bought a new one to replace it and the new one was slower and generally shit so he took it back and bought an ipad instead which is phenomenally better.
Even if you don't want an ipad, I'm sure you will find something much better than a netbook
Bumping this as I want to get either a netbook or a tablet (to which I can attach a proper keyboard) to take on holiday. It has to be decent for internet/email/word processing, and I need to be able to attach a proper keyboard.
Something with decent battery life, and a camera...
Not an ipad - too many compatibility problems.
Would be interested in any up-to-date recommendations!