Asus Eee 701 is the first mini-laptop by Asus, which was a milestone in the PC business. Asus marketed this mini-laptop as Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play. This device totally creamed all the UMPCs as it was much, much cheaper than all of them. Initially, Asus promised that it would debut it at mere 199 dollars, but the retail price rose to 399 dollars.
The Eee 701 ships with Xandros, a customized OS that can boot in less than 10 seconds. However, since the whole system is based on x86-infrastructure, it is easy to run XP on it and Asus does provides the XP drivers online as-well-as on its DVD.