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. Though some clearance 15" notebooks can be found for $500, they aren't nearly as portable as the Eee PC, and we applaud ASUS for bringing the UMPC or ultra-portable to the masses. At $399 many folks can afford one, and it makes a useful second machine.
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 range is good for an ultraportable. Mouse, neoprene carry case and restore DVD are in the box: excellent.
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.