I’ve been watching and waiting for the Asus EEE PC to appear as available and today’s the day. I just ordered a Pearl White Asus EEE PC 4G from NewEgg at $399.99 plus shipping. I would have preferred the 8G for double the flash memory, but 4 GB ought to do just fine for Linux and the 8G won’t be seen for a good four weeks yet. There’s also 3 USB ports and an SD slot on the EEE PC, so I could dedicate a flash drive or an SD card for storing all data and documents. The EEE PC is expected to get around 3.5 hours of battery life so I’ll be curious if it meets that time-frame. In related good news, TeleRead indicates that FBReader and Adobe Reader are pre-installed on the EEE, so I’ll have some digital eBook content to look at as well.