Because of their small size and inexpensive nature,are hot items right now. Asus' is one of the more recognizable lines available.
Users have wanted a touch-screen version of their favorite tiny laptops, and it's been rumored for a while that future Eee PCs would implement them. But it wasn't until Thursday that the general manager of the Eee PC line for Asus confirmed that they are coming--next year.
Samson Hu, the general manager, also remarked that future models would get dual-core Atom processors once they come out, and that a new lower-cost model is on the way. According to some reports, there are even more models in the works but details are scant. In all, it's a day of good news for Eee PC fans.