It's really a neat machine, and eminently useful. A slightly better text editor would be nice, but I've used worse. I am surprised these didn't fly off the shelves in '89, but given Atari's general marketing strategy ("I know nothINK!") I guess it's believable. Still, given the recent popularity of wince machines I think Atari had the right idea.
Of course, it's contemporary, the Poquet PC, didn't do so hot either, but that was an expensive machine at the time. I would definitely like to get one of those to compare the two (hint, hint.)
Another item I'd like to get my hands on is a ramcard drive for a desktop PC. I suspect this would make transfering articles, web pages, and miscellaneous files back and forth between my main laptop and the Portfolio much easier.
Alternatively, I could shell out for the german Zip drive interface for the Portfolio, but I think I'll wait until the guy has the Linux port ready...
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