I have been writing about using ultra-portable computers in the field for several years and I am always thrilled when mainstream media publishes something about the subject. The New York Times has a nice article, PC’s That Are a Lot Smaller Than a Breadbox, that follows a Google employee on the road with his OQO and portable keyboard that lets him get all his work done from literally anywhere. The article gives a brief overview of some PDAs and ultra-portable computers that can be deployed as laptop replacements with the right peripherals. The article is a good read for road warriors, even wannabees.
The interest in the micro Windows PC is growing. Microsoft is pushing a standard called the Ultra-Mobile PC, running a stylus-enabled version of Windows in a larger package that weighs a bit more than two pounds. The first model, the Samsung Q1 ($1,100), has a 40-gigabyte hard drive and a seven-inch display.
I know there is an interest in such portable laptop replacements, this photo of my "smallest desktop" has been viewed over a million times: