What is their excuse?
This has been identified as a rebranding of an existing product - does it really take so much effort to make a stick-on badge? Or is it because they've woken up to the fact that the Eee PC is now on to its third generation and the laptot market's hotting up in general, so the only selling point to their offering is that it's cheap, really cheap? Odds on that the released product will differ quite substantially from that pictured to date. Odds on also for voluntary money back on the deposits, when it's realised that a better screen, more flash etc won't fit under a ton.