QUOTE(Snappy @ Jan 19 2007, 12:55 AM)
It's not selling until Q307 but if it's sub-1k or even $700odd, it could be an interesting alternative to the Z.
Your link mentions the Medion UMPC which appears to be a well put together device. http://onlyumpc.com/tag/medion-umpc
It is larger than the clamshell Z, but smaller than many of the other UMPCs. It has an impressive set of features and the integrated keyboard looks well done. There is also a quick video interview of a VIA employee who said it will be out soon and the price will be well under $1000.
I would imagine that you can install Linux on anything that can run Vista, true? Also, has anyone heard of a UMPC running Linux in VMware?
The ideal replacement device for my clamshell would be the OQO Model 2. The size is only slightly longer than the Z (so still very pocketable) and has a keyboard. All the built-in wireless. 5 inch LCD, USB, up to 60GB HD. The downside is the price is ridiculous and the battery life sucks. But it should be able to run Linux with no problem.