... they are not much better then the one I currently have that is three years old. Can it really be, three years is an eternity in computing!? Look what happened in the mobile domain in the last three years and compare.
Whenever I look at the latest netbook models, they still have a slow Atom processor with a built in slow graphics adapter. I don't mind that the 1GB of RAM hasn't advanced, my Ubuntu is quite happy with that. But I'd really like the CPU and graphics to be a bit faster. Three years is a long time for things not to improve all that much.
True, Ultrabooks are coming to the market now so perhaps they are something for me. One thing I have second thoughts about is how I can replace the built in battery myself? On all of my previous notebooks and netbooks the battery had to be replaced a year or a year and a half as their capacity was not longer sufficient for my use. Also, more than 11" is no good for me either, it just has to be that small so I can work with it in the train. Any more and it stays in the bag.