The folks over at Best Buy are offering an Asus Eee PC 1005 with a slipcase on sale for only $249.98. The netbook has the following features:

Product Features

  • Intel® Atom™ processor N270
    Features a 533MHz system bus, 512KB L2 cache and 1.6GHz processor speed.
  • 1GB DDR2 memory
    For multitasking power, expandable to 2GB.
  • Note: Optical drive not included
    Compatible with optional external recordable CD/DVD drives (not included).
  • 10.1″ WXGA LED-backlit LCD widescreen display
    With 1024 x 600 resolution showcases movies, games and other images in rich clarity.
  • 160GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
    Offers spacious storage.
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    With 224MB shared graphics memory for lush images.
  • Built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam
    Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.
  • 3-in-1 digital media reader
    Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and MultiMediaCard formats for easy digital photo transfer.
  • 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
    For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
  • Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
    Lets you wirelessly connect to the Internet.
  • Built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector
    For a quick and easy wired Web connection.
  • Weighs 2.4 lbs. and measures just 1.4″ thin
    For lightweight portability. 92% full-size keyboard for comfortable typing.
  • Long battery life
    Of up to 3 hours and 48 minutes to give you more time away from an outlet.
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system with Service Pack 3 (SP3) preinstalled
    For a stable operating platform from which to launch programs, applications and games.

This comes with Windows XP which for simple internet access should be adequate. It is light weight and would be easier to carry around at an airport. Asus also has a good reputation when it comes to reliability.

So what do you think. Deal or no deal?

Comments welcome.

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