There's a new player in the extreme budget market, and this one isn't intended for developing nations.
Meet the Asus Eee PC 701 -- an ultraportable laptop that costs as little as £169.
After buying an EEEPC in early 2008, I kept the same operating system that came with the computer for a while.
The operating system was a custom version of Linux called Xandros and came in a tabbed interface which I switched to a full desktop mode (KDE) installation option.
The three 'e's represent Asus' vision of it being "easy to learn, easy to work, easy to play".