Fellow MoTR podcast host James Kendrick has been playing with the new Viliv X70EX ultra portable computer that looks quite attractive and portable. I just read on jkOnTheRun that the ViliV X70EX will be available for $599 over at Dynamism.
$599 seems to be a reasonable price for a compact Windows XP computer with a 7" WSVGA display (1024x600), 16GB SSD drive, Intel Atom 1.2 GHz processor, 5+ hour battery life (in video playback mode), integrated GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi with an option for HSPA via a SIM, and more. The processor and drive upgrade models do not have pricing yet, but when you look at the Viliv S5 with smaller display priced at the same entry price this seems like a pretty good deal.
I personally think I may get one of those new 13" MacBook Pro devices to replace my aging original 15" MacBook Pro.