It was the biggest selling laptop in the USA in Christmas 2007 and Asus, a Taiwanese company better known for its motherboards, has been making them at one every 6 seconds to keep up with enormous demand across the world. At the time of writing demand is considerably outstripping supply. Aimed at users that don't have great techical skills e.g. children, schools, it comes pre-loaded with a reliable and user-friendly version of Linux OS.
This is the PC I had been forecasting would appear: something simple, reliable, ideal for web browsing, basic word processing and spreadsheets, Skyping and e-mailing - an easy to use PC without the bells and whistles!
Some of the features of the 4G model (later version have bigger screens and more memory as well as XP support):