I found valuable side effect from the netbooks
I recently took a netbook to a presentation (my laptop was taking too long to get out of hibernate and we had to set up quickly after we got to the site). My normal laptop is pretty large. The netbook is very small (5" tall).
The interesting thing is with the netbook, I was able to see a lot more of the body language of the people in the meeting and less of the computer was in my view (felt more like a conversation). We were not standing up during the presentation.
Hope this help.