Re: FAO Sales Road Warriers...
Agreed - wrong target... but it could be very close.
How about all those techies who cart a laptop to and from work each day. Would you like to carry a USB stick instead?
Or what about all those offices with rows of cheap PCs which are basically terminals to other systems? What if you could replace them with USB sticks? Rather than keeping new-starters hanging on, have a few USB sticks in your drawer which they can use while they wait for their PC to show up.
When you can put a little gadget like this in people's hands, they start to calculate the cost of the fat-client model and yes, though you can get it for less, a Tier 1 brand on the box does count for something with many corporates. I'm not a great fan of the thin-client to big-fat-servers in the DC model for desktops, but I do quite like the idea of a rack of netbooting cheap VDI servers in each office to provide low-latency centrally-managed desktops.
Its a start, but I want to see support for proper screens, preferably multiple screens. Perhaps dell could build in a little extra DC power to their screens and provide these gadgets with dual DVI/VGA/displayport outputs.