Even though netbook prices are dropping, options under $200 can still be rather limited. If you’re okay with Ubuntu rather than Windows though, check this out. Dell’s selling the Vostro A90 netbook for $184.
The 8.9″ Vostro netbook is equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, and an 8 GB solid state hard drive. Other tech specs include 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, a 35WHr 4-cell battery, and Ubuntu 8.04.
If the Vostro’s 8 GB hard drive is a bit small for your taste, you can upgrade to 16 GB for $50 more. On the other hand, if you’re a fan of Windows, you could always install it yourself with the help of a USB drive.