It looks like ASUS is onto a winner here: it has all the hype on its side, it has weight and formfactor on its side and most of all it has price on its side. Running from around $300 – $ 400 this is a very cheap laptop with a 7″ screen and a Linux interface that allows any idiot to do the most rudimentary things you need to do. OK so at 900Mhz it’s slightly underpowered, but for the price you’re getting a seriously good deal. The market is undeveloped nations, but considering the size, I wonder how long it will be before it becomes an accessory for westerners who are finished pulling around huge laptops. All the components are solid state, so it’s also very reliable.

Forbes has a nice story on the history of this machine.