After some hunting around I have found that the ASUS EeePC1000HE is better than the Dell Inspiron Mini and may come with a 6 to 9 hour battery standard (Dell only comes with a 3 hour). Also the RAM is super easy to upgrade in the ASUS. Also the ASUS comes with a mat screen, which I'm told is much easier on the eyes than a glossy screen.
I found it refurbished on Amazon for $288, seems like a great deal. Will have to buy extra RAM somewhere else.