Hey, someone pointed this Russian Review to us and because it’s really slow to decipher Russian reviews for most readers, here’s what they basically say:
The Asus Eee PC 701 (specifications here) is just good for basic productivity applications, such as email, word-processing and web-browsing (phew, that a good news) but that the storage was too small. The LCD display is too small, even relative to the laptop’s frame and that affects the design badly. Battery life can last from 2.5hrs to a lot more (a “full day”), if using the power savings settings (probably makes it even slower – yikes). But overall, that’s what one should expect for wanting an ultra-portable that also very cheap.
Our Russian friends were very disappointed by the price: 12000 roubles or about $500. It was originally thought that the device would cost only $250.
Thanks Alex S.!