I have an 8" (Ainol Novo8) which has a 1280X768 screen. Way to much. 1280X800 would be much worse on a 7" screen.
The problem is that much of the text is to small to read and the smaller touch area makes it difficult to make selections - in some cases VERY difficult.
I had to root the Novo8 it to change the display profile which gave some relief but never quite got the job done.
If this were a 1024X640 (same aspect ratio), I'd be all in. Maybe Asus will find a way to get around this problem. I sure hope so because otherwise this looks like a real winner.
Regards - John
P.S. It would also me nice if it had a volume rocker switch.