Stimulus package bargain buys

We highlight the best gear to buy with Rudd’s cash-bonanza handout.

Best Netbook: Acer Aspire One AOD150 (RRP: $799)



The Acer Aspire One AOD150 is one of the best netbooks on the market, which makes it a perfect option for mobile stimulus spenders. It has a 160GB hard drive, a beautiful 10.2in screen, and despite its tiny size, a fully featured keyboard. It also sports an attractive design that’s not too flashy and not too dull.

The 160GB, 4200rpm hard drive will provide plenty of space for applications, photos, music and videos. The Aspire One AOD150 also comes with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM and an integrated Intel GMA950 graphics card — not too shabby for a netbook. With an RRP of $799, there’ll be enough money left over for an extra battery for those long commutes.

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