I saw the Asus Eee PC at the local Saturn store. It is tiny!
The small size has of course its positive and negative aspects: You could really take it everywhere. It is lightweight and fits into almost any bag or back bag. The keyboard is too small for proper 10 finger typing and the screen is too small for proper working, even for my taste. 😉
But I that is not what the Eee PC is targeted for. While on a trip, for staying in contact with family and friends, doing some minor things in Open Office, checking and writing some emails, etc. this little helper would be perfect.
I didn’t have the chance for a proper test, but I could type some text and got an impression of the interface. Too windowsy for my taste. I first thought they had Windows XP installed. The built quality looked pretty good, for such an inexpensive tool.
The alternative from Elitegroup doesn’t look too bad either: ECS G10IL.