Forget about thin for the moment, and think really compact. Notebook innovations these days are boasting colors and other dimensional features, when some of us really need is something more “pick-up-and-go friendly.” Forget about technological excess and look to the HP Mini 1000 Notebook. Available with an 8.9″ or 10.2″ LED display and only weighing 2.25lbs, the Mini is very portable and less heavier than the air. It has a full sized keyboard and is equipped with 1 gig of RAM, a 6O GB HD or an option of 8/16 GB SSD, an atom processor, a webcam/mic, and wireless a/b/g networking. The Mini also only starts at $399 at HP.