...bought the 701 4G a while back for my daughter (12 years old). She loves it.
It's been said before on these boards, but Asus has lost the plot.
Original EEE PC was revolutionary because of the low price, user friendly OS and fast boot time.
The only things I'd say are essential to change (from the 701) are...
- Bigger screen (which they addressed, but only by losing the price advantage)
- WiFi that works as reliably as under Windows. Under Linux it's hit and miss for automatic connection
- A price that goes DOWN, not UP! Asus, please read Wikipedia articles on Moore's Law and Price Elasticity.
- Greater availability in the supply chain so that retailers cannot justify INCREASES over RSP.
- Better battery life (if I was using it - doesn't cause a problem for my daughter).
OPTIONAL changes would include a cosmetic re-vamp. Maybe more SSD, but 4G is plenty really for a Web Book PC. How about a dock station to really enforce the idea that this is an appliance, not a general purpose PC?
As the first in to this market, Asus should be focusing on getting volumes up, and prices down. Not on exploding the range of models and causing customer confusion.