Offering Vista on one of these things is not a good idea- I really hope MSI reconsiders. I don't think even a dual-core Atom has enough power to run Vista without it slowing to a crawl, which will ultimately just give Vista an even worse reputation.
On a positive note, I love the fact that Asus is offering the HD 3450 discrete card. Sure, it's not powerful, but it'll certainly give playing video a nice boost.
This is the best new format for computers for now. A 11 to 12 inch touchscreen netbook plus a middle range dedicated graphic solution like this is what I'll wait to buy. Add bluetooth for keyboard/mouse/earphone conectivity and we can get a near perfect machine.
Above your review discusses an Eee Top model ET1603 that adds a battery
and an ATI Radeon HD 3450 discrete graphics card. I find the Et1602 for sale from numerous US resellers, but the ET1603 seems to be a mysery unit. Even the hotlink in your article leads nowhere.
Can you give any insight on the ET1603 availability?