I was going to get an EEEPC 900 for setting up networks but noticed Cisco's SDM 2.5 requires a resolution of 1024x768. The EEEPC 900's resolution is 1024x600. It also has a Celeron 900. Would it even be able to run a decent network simulation? Should I get a diffent laptop instead like a Macbook?
Basically my goals are to set up networks, verify they are working with clients and be able to run network test tools and network simulators to test setups. I need it to be fairly small and under $1k.