So I am blessed with more new technology that I can shake a stick at right now. Whilst in Hong Kong I bought an Asus Eee PC 1000H with 2Gb RAM and 160GB HDD. I love this little laptop as it's sooooooo protable and great for traveling. The power supply is also tiny, the battery lasts for about 6 hours, which is almost a whole day. The wireless and bluetooth work really well and the SD-card reader in the side is a really useful bonus. The 10" wide-screen lcd is really crisp and bright and very easy to view. The best bit is that it runs Windows or Linux (Ubuntu is my preference) and I have installed Ubuntu as soon as I got the laptop.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB hard disk, Intel GMA 950 graphics, 10in 1,024 x 600 TFT, 802.11bg+draft-N, 10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 1.3mp webcam, 3 x USB, VGA, MMC/SD (SDHC) card reader, Windows XP Home, 266 x 191 x 45mm, 1.45kg
The other laptop that is on the horizon is a Lenovo W500 which is a monster fast laptop which will have two drives, 1x160Gb and 1x200Gb (sata), and 4Gb Ram, 15.4" widescreen and Intel Core Duo cpu. Due for delivery tomorrow morning, I will be working from home waiting for it. Further user coment to follow.