A slight change in specs
Thanks for the replies. Okay, so I guess a discrete card is out of the question so let's ignore that request. I'm trying to keep the price below $500 - otherwise, as you rightly said, I'm better off getting a regular laptop. What makes a netbook appealing to me is its small size and ability to perform essential tasks without costing too much. So I'm looking for good mix of portability and usability.
I heard that the new Dell Mini 10 has a 1366 by 768 display option (you have to pay extra to get that feature) which should be good for 720 HD viewing. I'm not asking for full HD viewing capability.
I doubt this particular Dell Mini 10 is available in India but I'll check.
If anyone can recommend more suitable netbook models (let a discrete graphics cards and full HD resolution be non-issues), please do mention the exact model variant with a 3G modem because most models in India are sold without 3G modems (that should change with time though).
As a little background information, I have two frustrating slow, aging laptops (around 6 years old each, a P4 and a P3). That's right, they are bulky and they have USB 1.1 ports, failing batteries, no Wi-fi, and no Bluetooth. I also have a Samsung 940BW 19" monitor with VGA and DVI inputs and a native resolution of 1440 by 900 so I can always mate the netbook with a larger screen if needed.
Once again, I thank all of you for your help.