we do want small cheap(by whose definition - I found £800 for something that fits in the small pocket of my rucksack cheap as it had a 1024x600 screen) pcs and laptops.
Sadly Microsoft insist on crippling the entire market with vistaids.
I got a beutiful, sleak, umpc, 800mhz low voltage processor, 1gb of ddr2, 160gb of hard disk, 1024x600 res monitor, good price imho. However it shipped with Vista, suffice to say I thought I'd give it a try. I got tired of waiting for it to start up after ten minutes and pulled the plug out. Stole a copy of XP pro and spent two hours fixing it. Runs like a dream now, few office docs open, firefox, messenger, personalbrain. Nice stuff.
Microsoft have killed the whole pc market for me. I want a cheap (read £600 -> £800) performance machine, but they're all crippled. Why windows? VPN software, MS Office, visio, games and daz3d modeller.