Toshiba's Satellite T100 notebooks aren't netbooks, but they have the prices and battery life to match the small laptops. The $450 11.6-inch T115 and $600 13.3-inch T135 are thin, oh so light, and pack a decent amount of power.
Both systems weigh less than 4 pounds and are under an inch thin. They are surrounded by an array of ports, including HDMI out (since both can handle 1080p video). Packed with Windows 7 Home Premium and powered by Intel's ULV processors they have more oomph than any netbook with Intel's Atom inside. The ULV processors also promise extra long battery life — the T115 is rated for 9 hours and the T135 for 7.5.
LAPTOP Magazine got its hands on the T135 and found the $700 configuration to be pretty fast for its class and reports 7 hours of juice. Not too bad for a notebook under the $800 mark. I'm interested in how the $450 T115 runs, but those lusting after a notebook with better ergonomics and faster performance than a netbook now have at least two more picks. You have to wait a bit more time for the T115 and the T135; they will be on sale on Windows 7's October 22 launch. [Toshiba, Laptop Magazine]