In spring 2008 I bought my cute little netbook. I paid about 600 Swiss Francs for it. It was delivered with MS Windows XP on a 120GB harddisk and 1GB RAM. From then on I carried 1.5kg instead of the 3.5kg of my HP Laptop. I use it for all my work except visual design. Even Eclipse is running stable and fast on it. After 2.5 years of service, the harddisk began to clicker. I exchanged it with a 600GB one. But that one was too slow, and I exchanged it with an 60GB SSD. In the same occasion I upgraded my RAM to 2GB.
After all I can say that the Asus netbook was my best investment ever! It fell to the ground x times. People walked over it. Sharp things scratched its surface, but it’s still running perfectly with a battery lifetime of approximately 5 hours.
A big compliment to Asus for the Asus EeePC 1000HE!