Last weekend my new 701SD arrived in the mail. So far I am loving it. I installed KDE4 + debian squeeze on it and its amazing. For fonts I reduced everything to 7pts, and made my menu bar (panel) autohide. So far I have no issues with the 800×480 resolution on the 701. I do have some pet peeves with Asus though. It seems that they deal with the worst keyboard manufacturer of all times, most of the EEE’s except for maybe the 1000HE have the worst keyboards around today. They are a cross between buckle spring keyboards, and really cheap silicon.
My space-bar now responds in a better fashion. I no longer want to smash it into pieces. Occasionally it does not sense the key-press, I can actually reproduce it by touching it from the far left end, but while actively typing its no longer an issue.
Nextup, I will be proceeding with underlaying my keyboard with tinfoil.