What inexpensive laptop do you recommend?

Tim from Eagle Rock, CA

Episode 935 (2:02:45)

Asus eeePC

Tim is looking for a netbook to have in a ham radio emergency kit so he can program his radio on the fly. Leo says there's a lot of Windows computers out there for $200-300 that will do the trick. The Asus eeePC is a good choice. They don't call them netbooks anymore though because that ended up being a failed concept.

Tim is also due for an upgrade on his iPhone, but doesn't want to lose his unlimited data plan. Leo says that when he upgrades, he can keep his unlimited data plan, but he has to mention this so the phone company knows he doesn't want to transition to the new plan.