£229 Acer Aspire One Netbook, 1.6GHz, 120GB 8.9 Inch Display, Linux OS

The Aspire one is great for getting things done: whether you're checking your mail, managing your online bank account or chatting with friends, the Aspire one offers a simple, intuitive Linux interface that clearly organizes everything you need to surf, work or simply have fun.

The pre-installed software is separated by functions and presented in 4 distinct areas on the screen - Connect, Works, Fun and Files - that is so simple it's impossible to get confused: the easier it is to get things done, the simpler it is to enjoy life.

Ergonomics and reduced dimensions do not mean the view isn't spectacular: the Aspire one has an 8.9" CrystalBrite LED backlit display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels. Integrated in the top of the screen is the unique Acer CrystalEye webcam for live video streaming, video chats and conferences.

As for the rest of the specification, there's a generous 120GB hard drive for all your files, photos and music, and you can add more storage space by simply plugging in an SD card (not included), there's an Intel Atom N270 CPU, 512MB memory and a webcam.

Buy it from John Lewis for £229 and get two year free guarantee as well as 90 day computer support.