I'm faced with 2 different options and I can't seem to find what would be best to run backtrack off of. There's notebooks and there's really dumbed-down notebooks. Regardless of desktops, what are your guys experiences with netbooks? Do they have enough computing power to run the software that backtrack offers? The weight of a laptop wouldn't bother me, I'm just trying to figure out..How much power do I really need? e.g.: using hydra/medusa (processing wordlists/brute force), aircrack-ng, compiling code...anything processor intensive.

I like the idea of a netbook, just afraid it's not all it's cracked up to be other then what they advertise it for.. web surfing.