Conclusion: It's hard not to like the Eee PC 4G. What it does, it does well. It lacks high end features like a touch screen, biometric security and WAN networking like the HTC Shift , but the Shift costs 4x more.
Pros: Light, small (but not too small) and sturdy. Very affordable. Good connectivity with WiFi, Ethernet and a modem. Can run Internet, productivity and even video apps respectably. Familiar OS, can run Windows programs. Flash drive is fast, quiet and durable-- won't crash due to motion or shock. WiFi...
Cons: 4 gig hard drive is too small for Windows XP, Office suite and a small collection of additional programs without nearly running out of space. Low resolution means windows and dialogs sometimes run off screen making the OK and cancel buttons elusive. Trackpad button is super-stiff and hard to use.
Excerpt: At two pounds flat, the Asus Eee PC is the smallest ultra-cheap PC on the market, yet it’s arguably the most capable of the bunch. Design-wise, the Eee draws on Asus’s long history of notebook design: It’s altogether a solid and streamlined machine.
Pros: The first netbook you won’t be embarrassed to buy, and for a mere 0. Available in multiple colors. Serious hackers can go nuts and add extra apps and even install Windows or other Linux distributions. 4GB solid-state drive means no crashes when you drop it.
Cons: Two hours and 20 minutes of battery life disappoints considering the slimmed-down specs. Only 1.3GB free storage space available straight out of the box. Stiff (and tiny) mouse buttons.