It finally arrived today, and it's really sweet. It's soooo small. The MacBook Air has nothing on this thing. You can set two of them on top of a standard laptop. It's totally silent; there's no CPU fan, no power supply fan and no hard drive. The keys are smaller than usual and are a bit tricky to type on, and the small touchpad will take some getting used to, but otherwise, it's a really neat device. The screen is small but very clear.
I ordered a 16 GB SSD with mine, but the schmucks at Dell only partitioned 3.5 Gigs worth. They left the remainer totally unpartitioned and unusable. I fired up GParted to see if there was anything I could do, but it wouldn't let me unmount the system drive while Ubuntu was running.
The system came with an Ubuntu DVD, but it doesn't have a DVD drive, and I didn't order an external drive, so I couldn't use the bootable Ubuntu DVD to repartition the drive.
The MacGyver moment: I dug up an 8 year old 6x CD-RW drive with a missing faceplate, hooked it up to a spare power supply for juice, and then used an IDE to USB adaptor I had lying around to connect it to the Dell. That wouldn't let me boot to the DVD, but fortunately I had a previous version of Ubuntu on CD-ROM so I booted to it, then used GParted to resize the partition. I shut down, unhooked the frankenCD, and restarted the Dell.
Bingo! I now have the full 16 Gigs of space available, minus Dell's utility partition, of course.