The carry bag that comes with it is really, very nice - it's really soft and thick enough to keep it from getting scratched. It feels pretty hard wearing despite this, although I'm sure you'll let us know if it stands the test of time. The new bag is a massive improvement over the one that comes with the current Eee PC 700-series models.
The software still feels nippy, even though the CPU is still the same 900MHz ULV underclocked to 630MHz. It also looks pretty much identical to the current 7" from the quick look we had at it - the only additional feature is the "Suggestion Box" that links directly to Asus' website.