When my mother first bought this laptop I though, "Oh my god, you've got to be joking". My first impression went along the lines of - small screen, crappy touchpad, crappy resolution (800x600), no CD slot etc and boy was i right. (Then I wondered, the salesman must've been damn good). I was disappointed about the sub-standard content and applications of which it had and personally I believe that this laptop is better for the working community and should not be used for a personal laptop but a work laptop.
According to ASUS, the name Eee derives from "the three Es, " The anagram of its advertising slogan for the device is: "Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play". The Eee PC is pretty much a standard PC that is manufactured by Pegatron Technology and overall, I simply was not impressed by the ineffciency of the laptop. I honestly thought that spending an extra $300 would have gotten you a MUCH better PC (note this is Australian Currency), which would include a disk slot, a larger screen and would have lasted alot longer etc. Personally for me (may not be for you) the Eee PC has been quite a standard and disappointing laptop because of its lack of features and therefore I rate it with a 7/10.