The current crop of netbooks (the genesis of this is in the link) has driven down the price of laptops to the $400-500 range while the price of netbooks still range from $300-400. This difference has to come down before netbooks become a deal for me. I realize that this is contrary to what I had posted earlier on Kindle versus Sony Reader here and here but is a reminder how quickly things can change in the tech world. At the current rate, the $299 for Kindle is looking expensive compared to what a netbook can do. Perhaps Kindle can try to become a netbook at $299?