To Noel: I agree with your analysis, and also that VARPC + Windows will pose an increasingly competitive threat in future. However, it would be unwise to assume that there will be no development on the native hardware front. For most operations the Iyonix is roughly twice as fast as a Kinetic RPC: I cannot believe 'Iyonix Mk2' would not at least double that, albeit at the cost of considerably reworking the mobo and parts of the OS (ADFS?). Actually I don't think speed alone is the issue: software, and especially browser and multimedia software, is what will determine the fate of native hardware. Would I spend the money on an Iyonix if it could access 99.9% of web sites and give ne RealPlayer, DVD and audio support, like my son's iMac? No problem. Without these things it might not be good value at half the price.