[B]ASUS support[/B] may well be questionable, but IÂ´m also not aware of any that shine either. I myself have a 14" Dell…2 years old now, and no complaints so far about the machine itself, therefore have not had the need to test their customer support.
As far as [B]reliability[/B] goes, my comments about ASUS and Toshiba are based on comments by a couple of independent IT buddies, and a recent article which clearly singled these two out as being the least likely to suffer from any sort of problem. (IÂ´ll try to track down the link…post it later).
A [B]netbook[/B] option, as I mentioned, is worth considering if youÂ´re after serious portability. I carry one me with almost every day…but then I ride a mountainbike 50 to 100km/day on and off-road at an average of 30kmh. I know loads of students who also like them precisely because they are small, as well as relatively cheap. Sure, the small screen is irritating at times, but so are mothers-in law, the wet spot, peanut butter that sticks to the roof of your mouth, and so on.