Some time ago, asus invented the netbook.
From a strictly engineering point of view it was brilliant. A cheap machine designed to do the job; and that's it. I don't know what is the idea behind it; but lets face it. If it get broken... you buy a new one in a new york day... maybe swap the hdd if you are lazy enough to customize it again....
Cheap, portable ... whatever a salesman will tell you to convince you; true.
But as many other people around the world... I don't need one.
I have a full blown desktop that i build myself. Quad core processor, 8GB of ram and two overcompensating full HD monitors to watch movies and play videogames.
Anyhow... I got me this week a nice looking asus Eee (model 1005ha)
it last 8.5 to 9 hours on a full charge (nice!) and performance wise... perfect.