Follow up to my previous post:
Have bought a second hand Kindle keyboard from a twitter/ravelry contact. Works perfectly and I am very happy with this. Hope it lasts!
Have found what I thought did not exist: a netbook with better memory and more up to date OS than my constantly-crashing one. It’s very pretty, in peacock blue, has 4GB RAM and full Windows 7. It came from Amazon warehouse, meaning it has been returned/refurbished, though there is no sign of any damage or previous use. Also meaning, it was a bargainous price. It’s basically this but Windows 7 and just over half the price. I am extremely pleased with it and I plan to take very good care of it to make it last FOREVER.