Over the last few days we've spent most of our time giving chocolates to costumed children, playing with minor explosives and getting all friendly with the OQO model e2. Eagle-eyed readers will notice similarities to thewe reviewed earlier this year, but there are some notable improvements.
First off, the e2 has a 1.6GHz CPU or the old 1.5GHz part. There's also the option of a 120GB hard drive, plus Vista Ultimate, Business or plain old Windows XP. The extending wireless antenna on the model 2 has been scrapped altogether, but you still get built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The rest is identical to the old model, which has positive and negative implications. The sliding screen looks amazing, but is practically unusable outdoors; the keyboard is functional, but only if your hands aren't too big or too small; and it's still ludicrously expensive at £1,151.
UMPC fans -- yeah, all three of you -- can expect a full review shortly.
Update: Ais now available on the site. -Rory Reid.