It's here. The eee PC finally arrived. It's really cool, really small, and has amazing battery life (with its 6-cell battery). The built-in Xandros-Linux-derived interface is pretty slick, and the included software is cool, but I think a Xubuntu install will get the most out of this little beast. The small keyboard is going to take some getting used to, but my first impressions are good.
With regards to the robot, it remains to be seen how well thi machine stands up to the rigors of vision processing, but it can play back video smoothly and it handles the OpenGL Tux Racer game with aplomb, so I'm not too worried. The vision algorithms work just as well at 320x240 resolution as they do in 640x480, so if this machine can b 1/4 as fast as the Apple it should still work.