I picked up a pair of these Acer Aspire One netbooks a couple months back, in an earlier sale. The Woot price was $50 below Walmart's at the time. Since then I've used it about 10-15 hours per week. I like it a lot.
The other went to a young student and used as a school laptop. Both have been durable and appreciated.
Other netbook users have compared mine to theirs and often wished they had gotten the Acer. For the price, it very hard to beat.
It's very portable. Small enough to throw in my regular luggage, or light document case. I've skipped carrying a computer or laptop bag when traveling, making carry-on easier. The screen is large enough to handle most tasks just fine.
I have loaded Open Office, Thunderbird, Chrome, FireFox 3.5, Picassa, Foxit and 7-Zip on it. I load my Canon photos to it, sync to the web, and have not had any problems. I also do small spreadsheets and word processing tasks without issue.
The memory card side slot handles SD, HCSD and Xd memory cards without a problem.
The one thing I did buy, was an external CD/DVD writer that cost $45. That made my combined cost about $275+. An added mouse for frequent use is also recommended. The touch pad is fine, and supports gestures, but a mouse is a bit faster for some tasks requiring lots of mouse work.
At a regular desktop,I plug up a full size 1680x1024 monitor for great visibility, and add a full size USB keyboard, and it takes the place of my usual desktop. The three USB plugs provide enough expansion to do everything I need.
This Combo deal is a very good price. Having the CD/DVD drive is critical for loading and saving extra data and applications. Or watching videos and ripping music. Highly recommended.
One note, battery life on the three cell model is about 2.5 hours, without the DVD drive attached. Constant use (like watching a movie) cuts life down to about 90-100 minutes. Keep your charger handy.
You can find the 6 or 9 cell battery packs online for as little as $49. That ups life to better than 6 hours.