Okay....so my company is doing a massive IT hardware upgrade program. My old Dell 610 had reched the point where I had stopped taking it with me when I travel, and was using my personal laptop for work and my crackberry for secure email. Since we now have a rather large budget set aside for new computers, I am going to run an idea up our corporate flagpole: In addition to new laptops, how about our little team of 5 guys also be issued company netbooks. We need rugged, light and secure. Something we can log onto the company's VPN. It will need to be Windows-based in order to play with some proprietary software. Basically, on any given day, my phone rings and I get on a plane to 'somewhere'. I might have to hike several miles into an area. Could spend a night or two outdoors. Needs a USB for data transfers and digital photo dumps. Will do some word processing and email. Maybe some very light photo editing (cropping and compressing). Toughbooks are great....until you have to carry one up a mountain. What's the toughest, Windows-based netbook out there right now? Oh...also...I'm pitching the netbook idea as an "in addition to" our new laptops. So the expense has to be kept in check as much as possible. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!