If you are looking for a new notebook, you may want to look into the UL20FT from Asus. The 12.1″ notebook is not only thin and lightweight, but it also has an Intel Core i3-330UM processor, making it much faster than the Japanese version, which has a Celeron U3400 processor.
So we in the US have the faster version, which can be had for $579. It should be released on August 6th. Some other specs include 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a VGA webcam, HDMI out and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.