Need something to transport your shiny new netbook? If you want to stick with the budget approach, you can stitch up a pretty nifty alternative using a place mat.
At IKEA Hacker, Jimmy details how he made himself a netbook bag (for a 10-inch model) using a $3 Venny placemat from IKEA, but you could take the same approach with pretty much any cloth placemat. It's certainly a bargain alternative to a specialised netbook accessory.
Venny Notebook Bag [IKEA Hacker]