I'm about to head off on a holiday to Borneo and Bali and thought I'd retire my 7yr old HP laptop as it's too heavy, bulky and really is on it's last legs. I'd like to buy one of the netbooks as they're much lighter to carry around and I'll also be able to use it for emails, but wonder if it would be too slow in downloading photos and if they would be capable of running PS Elements or Canon DPP so I could view the RAW files. I wouldn't use it much at home so don't want to spend too much (under $500 if possible).
I've come up with an HP which has the new N570 processor, an Acer which has the AMD C50 fusion processor and a few which have the N550 processor (all dual core) but can't find much to tell me which is more suitable - if any.
Does anyone have any experience with them - or any netbook, or would I be better off spending a bit more and getting a more powerful, but still light and small, machine.
Hope someone can help please.