MojoKid writes: "The netbook and notebook market has seemingly exploded recently with hundreds of new offerings targeted at various usage models. Obviously, if you're in the market for a netbook, you have decidedly different computing needs versus someone that is looking at a desktop replacement notebook. That said, there are varying shades of gray within the different classes of machines. This netbook and notebook buyer's guide at HotHardware explains exactly what to look for when shopping for your next portable PC. After all, it's much easier to whittle things down and settle on a machine when you know precisely what you're after (and what to avoid like the plague). For example, how many flavors of Intel's Atom processor are there? Core 2 Duo, Celeron? Integrated or discrete graphics? You get the idea."