Here’s a great way to convert your MSI Wind netbook to be stereo-microphone capable. I am sure it’d be very similar with other netbooks such as the Eee PCs.
I bought myself a pink MSI Wind when they were first released last year with the intention of using it for university and as a perfect travelling laptop. The Wind is great in many aspects, but the stock inbuilt microphone is severely lacking. It is noisy and not sensitive enough for general use. You have to have your mouth 10cm away from the mic for it to be useable.