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Brand probably shouldn't be your primary concern. When it comes to netbooks my primary concern would be bootable media and BIOS customization options. You'll have that all over the board regardless of manufacturer.
Dell actually offers ubuntu with some of their products on special request so they may give little support for fedora (Don't hold me to that) But any brands will do just make sure linux support all of the wanted features like your modems and stuff.
I currently run Mandriva 2010.1 on my Acer Aspire One, which I've had since early '09. I used an external cd/dvd drive to install it. I would assume Fedora should run about the same, there is a netbook wiki around for Fedora.
I have no idea about Acer, but I have had good luck with Dell and Toshiba for Ubuntu. While most of the netbooks offer almost same configuration, you should look into your budget as well. People do not buy netbooks for high end computing. Just some internet on the go or some basic processing. Getting a book within your budget seems to be the best bet here. Hardware support should not be a problem whatever brand you buy. Just make sure you have good after-sales support in case you need.