This is just fuck-ass wrong. I'm in my 60's and could probably buy and sell you six ways to Sunday and I've got an Acer Aspire One and when I whip it out from the felt pocket I had tailored into my Chesterfield, nobody in the hot spot thinks I'm a broke ass student. Though I wouldn't care if they did, since I was one once. Niche snobs abound. (That would be you). To the rest of you posting here who are considering a netbook, just buy one. If you don't like it, take it back. Mine was $240 w/tax delivered (after 30% Live Cashback). And it's really swell. Nobody is going to think a 60-year-old-ass-wrinkly-man is a student. Believe it or not, it has nothing to do with what laptop you are using.