A couple of reviews caught my eye recently. The first describes the HP Mini 2140, and the second details the Asus EEE 1000HE.
Liliputing has a complete review of the HP Mini 2140, the big brother to HP's original netbook, the 2133 Mini Note. The 2140 uses the same Intel Atom processor and LCD display that most other netbooks use, but adds features that increase the durability of the machine (a sturdy aluminum/magnesium case, steel pins in the LCD hinge, an accelerometer that parks the hard disc heads when it detects that it might be falling, and a spill-resistant keyboard).
The 2140 also includes an ExpressCard slot accessible from the outside of the machine. This allows you to add peripherals like a high speed modem, GPS, TV tuner, Firewire interface, or external SSD drive.
The 2140 LCD screen is a 10 inch, 1024 x 576 pixel model, a little less than the standard 1024 x 600. An optional 1366 x 768 pixel display will be available in a month or so.
So you pay more for the 2140 (usually $450 for a unit with a 3 cell battery), but you get more, too.
Here's the link to the Liliputing review
Laptop Magazine has a complete review of the Asus EEE 1000HE, the netbook that several reviewers say is currently the best netbook with 10 inch display. The 1000HE has a great keyboard, a 1024 x 600 display, 160 GB hard drive, 1GB RAM and Windows XP. The 1000HE is a few ounces heavier than the competition, but this is due primarily to a larger battery that gives 7 to 9 hours of runtime.
Here's the article
The 1000HE is available from lots of sources. Price is around $390 delivered, sometimes less.