Hi, my father just gave me $1000 to purchase a lap top for my study abroad trip to Austria. I was planning on getting a mac book, but it costs a little more and its kind of heavy. I am very interested in netbooks. They're light, they run XP which I am very used to, and they are cheap! I am close to ordering the EEPC 1000 HA from amazon for $350 bucks! I wouldn't use the lap to play music, I've got the ipod touch for that, nor did I ever watch movies when I had a Toshiba Satellite. So the lack or a cd/dvd burner doesn't worry me. I just need a word processor to crank out those papers on global warming, research, reading, and facebook. So my question is, should I take the plunge and find the extra cash for the mac book, which does feel really solid and expensive although I have never used the OS extensively. Or should I go the cheaper route, with 700 dollars saved towards the trip expenses.? Do you guys own any netbooks?