People love small cheap computers. According to Walmart, 13 of the top 14 best-sellers are Android/Linux tablets priced $60-$299 while that other tablet is $399.
This reflects the huge advantage FLOSS has on personal computers. There’s no huge licensing fee bundled with the device. OEMs of other kinds of personal computers will soon catch on to this mode of business. If they don’t, they will lose serious market share. I expect by the end of 2012 to see the embargo of */Linux on retail shelves gone everywhere and sanity can return to the market. The Wintel monopoly will be just a bad memory.