The best £200-250 mini laptop is the Acer Aspire One, both the 9 inch and the new 10 inch model. It’s available in numerous different specifications ranging from solid state drive or hard drive, Linux or Windows XP and many differing colours.
The Asus Eee PC range, particularly the 901 and 1000 series are definite contenders too. The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is another possilbity, although it is probably better value for money on contract with Vodafone. Alternatively you could look at the Toshiba mini laptop, the NB100 which has been massively reduced in price in light of stiff competition.
Read our article on the Acer Aspire One