tchart: Yep, Ive got 2GB in my HP netbook I got from HN on boxing day. To clarify even though the XP sticker says it ULPC its XP home which can use more than 1gb. So its not actually ULPC evben though its licensed that way to the OEM.
Out of curiousity, did the Asus come with a restore disk/media. I had to build my own restore media (onto USB stick) from the I386 directory as the HP didnt come with anything to restore from.
A fresh install from USB got rid of all the junk HP put on.
There is a ghost image on the support media, along with all drivers etc.