Let's face it, most knowledge workers are not power users. For the vast majority of mobile professionals, the Eee PC is the perfect travelling companion, and at CeBIT this year no other laptop generated so much interest — either from the press or from the crowds. Asus has been amazed at the interest shown by corporate buyers who are looking for a light computer that can be used for email, writing and web browsing, as well as being perfectly suitable for spreadsheet work and presentations — if you can can cope with the small screen.
At a little over £200, the original version is cheap enough to be bought on expenses, though the price of the new version with the nine-inch screen brings it into the realm of cheap laptops with larger screens. Due to the lower price, we'd still rate the original Eee PC as the ultimate tech at CeBIT for the road warrior wanting a simple, rugged and, above all, cheap laptop.