Summary: Greetings All Probably the best looking netbook around with a superb keyboard. How ever it's significantly slower than my Asus eeePC 701SD with 2Gb ram and 32Gb ssd. It's screen is a little too reflective for my liking but has much higher res. than the average net book and to me me that's it's only advantage. I'm using it with an Avermedia DVB T TV card and recording TV for travel I'll continue to use the eeePc 701 PC it's smaller and lighter. Pretty but "useless".
Summary: Not an iPad or tablet, but a sleek and quick miniature computer. Solid as a rock with an excellent display. Drop it on the floor, no harm done. Heavier than a tablet, but a pound is meaningless to me. I run Win7 in mine.
Summary: It is bit heavier than I thought, but not as heavy as my 15.4" Laptop (Acer, approx. 7.5 lbs.) It is definitely durable for travel. It doesn't have a CD nor DVD drive but can be hooked to a keyboard, printer or another screen. Although it is only 8.9", it still has 3 USB slots like any other laptop. I prefer flashdrives/thumbnails, esp. when on-the-go. I like how you can change the font sizes on any webpage or document.
Summary: I bought this for my computer-savvy teenage son. He had problems with it from the get-go, and so did I, and I've had many computers, both desktops and laptops. I opted for the Linux OS, believing that it was faster than Windows. No such luck. When it arrived with the 512MB RAM, I immediately upgraded it with a 2Gb stick of RAM.
Summary: I have been working with Windows every since I have used computer. So, since I've started using Linux, I have had to learn by trial and error. True. It is more secure that Windows. But, to this point Windows is more user friendly.
Summary: Most of the reviews written here were accurate, but it shouldn't stop you from buying this computer.
Bottom line: computer good, operation system not
The computer itself is quite good. Display is very clear (if a bit small), and the sound is high quality as well. However, this thing does produce quite a bit of heat but it's not really a problem if you leave it on a table or it's winter time.