The Android-x86 2.1 merge has been completed, and there are some exciting news about what is going to happen:
1. Chih-wei is working on 1.6 R2 release. This release will include a completed support for Camcorder and 3G modem.
2. Swan is working on the merge libhgl to 2.1, after that, you will have much better graphic performance on EeePCs.
3.Wallace is very busy on fixing the 2.1 application crashes, he has almost completed the work
There are rumours about Google is cooking something to compete with ipad. So..... you may want to wait for sometime before you decide to buy a ipad.