I am thinking about buying a Windows netbook. All those classics being reissued by Good Old Games for PC — and not for Mac — have broken me. Planescape Torment, Icewind Dale, and now the complete Baldur’s Gate II!? Why, it’s more than any one man can bear.
This would be the first time in 20 years of buying computers I will have purchased one built for Windows. It’s a frightening frontier.
I need advice, obviously. I’d really like to find a perfect delta of reliability, affordability, and ability — specifically, an inexpensive netbook capable of running GOG’s releases and some popular emulators up to and including ePSX. I don’t know if such a thing exists or is even possible! But it would be nice if that were the case. I turn to you, the erudite and ever-helpful readers of GameSpite, to give me guidance. Please note that I really would prefer a netbook, as I want this to occupy as little space as humanly possible. I do not have room to tote around a full-sized laptop behemoth (nor the money to afford one), and I do not have desk space for a desktop computer. Help!
(Incidentally, I am amused that the Mac’s built-in spellchecker does not recognize the word “netbook.” Sometimes Mr. Jobs is not very subtle in his disdain for things.)