I used to own a EEE 701 and sold it because of the (very) poor battery life and cramped keyboard. I saved up and waited for a netbook that delievered on everything I required. I'm glad to say this first outing from Samsung does on all counts. For a start it has a 6 cell battery, and I have not got less than 5 hours usage on a full charge, which included watching films, playing games and surfing the web with wifi constantly on. On average I get over 6 hours, pushing 7 just surfing the net. This is pretty amazing considering the average for a netbook at this time of writing is 2.5 hours. This is what a netbook battery life SHOULD be i.e. to make it as portable as possible.
The asthetic of the netbook is pleasing to the eye, it has a shiny lid and matt finish inside. It has a nice blue light on the power button and several neon lights indicating battery, wifi, bluetooth etc. on the rim. The keyboard is a dream to type on, spacious and responsive. Overall it looks professional and smart and will turn heads. Only downers are SD cards jut out slightly on the front and the trackpad is a bit too flush with the case but you get used to it after a day or so.
Performance wise it is nippy and performs tasks with speed as you can expect with the Atom. I use mine for 3G web surfing, retro gaming and watching films. It comes with XP service pack 3 preinstalled and a Samsung disk backup program as well as a battery optimising tool and a trial of McAfee Internet Security. I love the 160 gb HDD its perfect for all my MP3's and videos. Have to say the inbuilt speakers are tinny as hell but are acceptable, as is the webcam.
The wifi has an excellent range and the screen is exceptional quality.
I'm glad I waited for this netobook because it is very, very good at its pricepoint and I can see it becoming the new standard to which to judge all others by. It has no bad points really and I highly recommend it.