See my sig rig, I cannot recommend that enough. Its around 300$ for the 160gb version.
I have been wanting to wright a review for this forum about it for a while. It is the best 300$ I ever spent and I am continually finding new uses for it.
1. Hyperthreaded Atom gives Windows 7 the needed boost of power to multitask better than previous atoms.
2. New pinetrail platform is more efficient. I regularly get 6 to 7 hours, 12 hours with wifi turned off and screen turned down.
3. Mic and webcam are amasing. I regular use the mic to talk on vent while I play PS3 or PC games. (when I'm using this as a mic I think of it as a mic with a built in comp, its so useful)
4. Runs Windows 7 Ultimate flawlessly, so if you wana upgrade to avoid the limitations of windows 7 starter.
5. Even with Starter Asus has a dock program that allows you to change the Background and bypass other limitations.
6. Multitouch touchpad: the most important feature in any netbook. For small 10.1 inch netbooks you absolutely need this to navigate the small screen.
7. Perfect for taking notes in class because it is small, light and I never have to plug it in.
8. Keyboard: for a netbook this keyboard is very comfortable, takes some getting used to due to the size but its very functional.
9. The texture on the 1001p's doesn't collect fingerprints and still looks good.
10. With the right codec packs I even for 720p videos to run on it.
I don't think you can really ask much more out of a 300$ computer. It continues to impress me.
I actually bought it after reading this review.
EDIT: 1001p's come standard with a 6 cell battery.Edited by james_ant - 6/14/10 at 9:49am