One of the reasons I have not put my hat in the ring as far as the Asus Eee PC is concerned is the reported terrible battery life. Seem UK Eee PCers will get a chance to upgrade on the cheap, but what about us here in the USA? Till we see this thing be able to pull 8 hours of light usage at a meeting table, I will stay with my Sony Ultralight that has been at the sub-3lb mark for a couple years now. Of course, you could buy 4 Eee PCs for the Sony cost.
Asus has confirmed that it will offer British buyers of the Eee PC the chance to upgrade their battery for £10 - but only if they send their old battery back.
What I really want to get my hands on is an MSI Wind.