I just got my netbook in the mail today, and it is great!! I took a mock exam on Examsoft to see how it ran, and it went over without a hitch. It wasn't straining to see the words or anything, and I'll probably end up using this computer for more than just exams, since it's so tiny and portable. I've been typing on it all evening to get a feel for the keyboard, and it's not all that hard to adjust to; I feel like I'm used to it already.For less than $300, it's hard to go wrong with one of these babies as a supplemental machine...and I expect prices will only go down by the time you're ready to buy in August.
Button-- I'm thinking about buying the same netbook. How big is the keyboard? (If it's not too much of a pain, an actual inch measurement would be helpful.) Any USB ports? The other option is a Dell netbook--trying very hard to justify the Acer, though, since the Dell's an extra $100.Also, I've heard the Acer netbooks have loud fans--true?