Have you done much reading about the ASUS 1015PED netbook? It's really got quite a set of impressive features. I think what I like about it the most is that it has up to 13 hours of battery life and the ability to change (literally at the click of a button) the processor power to save battery or to improve performance.
The Asus 1015PED also has a sleek matte finish that sets it apart from other companies that produce netbooks. I'm not aware of any other brands that have matte netbooks. Many laptops and netbooks come with glossy screens that reflect any small amount of light. But wait - not the 1015PED. It has a matte finish that allows you to read the screen perfectly well in full sunlight!