If you insist on lugging a computer for storing and viewing image files (and checking e-mail), but want to go way smaller than the typical laptop, the ASUS Eee (should be called Wee) PC weighs less than 2 pounds and is less than an inch thick -- it's about the size of a paperback novel (6.3x8.8 inches). The rechargeable battery will keep things humming for about 3.5 hours, and a built-in SD card slot makes for quick file transfer. The screen is tiny (7 inches), but so is the price: $300, street, for the version with 512MB RAM and a 2GB solid-state storage drive; $350, street, for the 4GB version. It has a Linux operating system, more than 40 pre-installed applications for business and entertainment, Wi-Fi, even a built-in webcam. For info, go to eeepc.asus.com/us.
-- Jon Sienkiewicz