I had been researching netbooks and tablets for months and finally took the plunge last weekiend and bought a netbook. What I wanted was a way to do all of my desktop computer work regardless of where I was and, while android allows me to do most of that work, I needed a larger screen in order to do my graphics work. Last weekend I stumbled upon an Acer Aspire One AOD255E at a local Kmart. I opened my android phone to compare prices with Amazon and found the one at Kmart was $50 cheaper than the same unit selling on Amazon. So, I grabbed it and hurried home. This netbook ships with Microsoft Windows but I wiped the 250GB hard drive and installed Ubuntu 11.04. Two-hundred and fifty gigabytes! To my surprise everything worked.. not a single problem. It wasn't long ago that it required a lot of work to get Linux up and running problem-free on a laptop-like device. I have friends who tether their laptops to their android phones but they eventually get throttled, so I went to the local Sprint store and added their unlimited mobile hotspot plan to my account. I don't have a voice plan so adding the hotspot plan increases my monthly bill to about the same level as it would have been had I kept the voice plan. Now I can design themes and work on ROMs while I'm at the beach! I know that isn't what the beach is for but I'm a happy camper!