I've been using the 8.9 inch Aspire One for about a year now. Best decision ever. I'm completely happy with my purchase.
The Atom AMAZES me. The first thing I looked at when going over to sellout today was the processor in that Gateway. No Intel Atom? Then I'm not interested. This processor is godly.
The keyboard is one of the best designed of all the netbooks. Full size keys, instead of the half keys like on the Asus Eee. Even full size shift keys and space bar, which a lot of the other netbooks don't have. It does take a little bit of getting used to, but once you are, you're golden.
The RAM in the original 8.9" was a bear to upgrade. This has been fixed in this model of it.
In short, I wouldn't buy any other netbook. I just don't trust them. I've played with someone else's Eee 1000, and couldn't stand it for more than a few minutes. This netbook is the best and cheapest of its class.
My order isn't processing either guys Been processing for about 20 minutes now. How about you all?