Small cheap computers are what everyone wants who is not in bed with Wintel.“the transition toward mobile and cloud-based computing is unstoppable, with tablet volumes expected to pass total PC volume in the fourth quarter of 2014 and on an annual basis in 2016. Even smaller tablets are facing stiff market competition from large-size smartphones (phablets)….If you look at the development of the smartphone market through today, the increased functionality of the devices has killed off the digital camera market and it has killed off the GPS device and MP3 device markets. All of that functionality has become standard across all smartphones. Now if you embed a SlimPort Pro Tx into a high-end smartphone, you can exploit the increased performance that is being supplied by the wave of new quad-core and 8-core processors hitting the market. You now have a PC in a pocket.” If you add to the capabilities of the legacy PC huge portability, low price, flexibility, GPS, good camera and connectivity to all kinds of stuff, you have a better PC, not a low-end PC. With FLOSS running the machine, you get a reasonable price for better IT. You see, all those restrictions in the EULA (End-User Licence Agreement, where you agree to slavery) cost you money. That’s why M$ and “partners” put those restrictions in there.
If you want to use your hardware to its maximum capability, you have to use Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) such as GNU/Linux or Android/Linux. Rather than pay ~$100 to M$ for permission to use the hardware you own, spend the $100 on better hardware in a competitive market not a private playground for the rich, or, buy groceries. That gives you a better deal, just what you need. It’s not in your best interest to be anyone’s slave.