No more do we have to watch from the sidelines as our American cousins enjoy the satisfaction that can only be brought by running Vista on a 5in screen – for OQO, maker of the original ultra-mobile PC, has opened up its tiny doors in the UK.
To celebrate this fortuitous move, OQO's rejigged its model e2 (pictured) to feature a proper UK spec pull-out keyboard for thumb typing '£' signs to your heart’s content.
Available right now, the portable powerhouse can be configured with up to a 1.6GHz VIA chip together with a sparse 1GB of RAM but up to a sizeable 120GB hard drive. Thrill-seekers with few storage needs can instead opt for a 32GB solid state drive for lighting fast start-up times.
Windows XP Professional, XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, or Windows Vista are all available, with up to six hours juice in the can depending which you use.
And in case your thumbs are cowering at the thought of using it as your full-time PC, there is a docking cradle with a DVD burner, keyboard and monitor ports for when you're desk bound. Bliss.