I’ve been wondering what name the industry is going to settle on for the new low-cost sub-laptop devices like the OLPC, the eeePC, the Classmate, and others. (These devices are generally smaller than a laptop, but bigger than a handheld. They often run Linux, though higher-priced versions with xp are also available. They generally run from $200-$400, making them a good fit for schools.)
HP has called theirs a mini-notebook.
The term UMPC (ultra-mobile PCs) does not apply to these devices, but rather to the very small (and very expensive) tablets that run Microsoft’s Origami OS.
I’ve recent seen these devices called ULPCs — ultra-low cost PCs. That’s a name that makes sense to me.