The Eee PC has been out since October 2007 but hasn’t gained much press coverage (at least I hadn’t heard about it until recently, and I ALWAYS try to stay in the loop of the latest gadgets and trends in technologies).
The compact laptop is Asus’ attempt to compete in the market of small-sized computers such as Apple’s MacBook Air. While I assume that the Air has more to offer because it is Mac OS, the steep price difference might make you want to consider the Eee PC. It seems to be a good product for the drastically cheaper price tag if compared to the Air. Less storage is one of the down sides of it but this seems to be the perfect solution for schools and educational institutions for a completely functional and light-weight portable computer. For those who travel a lot, the Eee PC (whose name comes from the campaign slogan “Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play”) is a good option if you don’t want to pay through your nose for a MacBook Air.
The Eee PC comes in different models. colors, Windows or Linux and different prices, of course.
Might be worth checking it out.