This sums it up perfectly.I had thought the same thing, but until you actual see and try one of these eee PC's, you have no idea how much more portable they are, even than a 13" laptop.
is a complete falsehood. It is your lack of familiarity and knowledge that makes it so.And as far as media playback under Linux is concerned, it's STILL a complete mess after all this time! I'm currently working on launching a Canadian television channel which will distribute its programming on the Internet via BitTorrent. So for me, a computer's ability to play back just about any video material out there is CRITICAL! And Linux simply doesn't cut it!