in germany right now microsoft lose hardly
right now you can get an 299€ full featured HP amd notebook 15" class with linux and an dualcore with 4gb ram HP 15" amd notebook with linux for 385€
sure with an hd4250 onboard GPU...
2 of my frends buyed the 385€ notebook ans this hardware with linux is awesome.
with windows you can't get this kind of hardware for that price.
if you wana buy a netbook you are forced to intel thats because all amd netbooks are W_IND_OWS netbooks
but yes you can get an 250€ linux netbook with an intel cpu.
in my point of view if i can buy cheap and good hardware with linux microsoft Dies be sure
in 2011 i buy an amd fusion mini-itx system and be sure without windows