My new toy arrived - a netbook.
Needless to say, I've been fooling around with it.
The keyboard is small but workable - the larger keyboard won't plug in, so I'm keeping it with the now offline laptop. It doesn't have a dvd player, but it does have a card reader. I treated myself to one long Star Wars marathon... yes, okay and played some of the pre-loaded games.
It also has three times the hard drive space for all those nifty programs I like to use and for photographs.
I will use the netbook for surfin' and keep the laptop as a stand-alone computer for writing; that way, I shall have to change computers to use the internet. Inconvenient, but it will make me think before surfing willy-nilly.
For now, I need to get back to the Nano stuff... or maybe do some more exploring.