The Tech Report visited Shuttle at Computex and got to see some interesting new products, you can check it out over here. One of the exciting things they spotted were modular notebooks:
The most interesting was perhaps the B11IV01 model, which has an 11.6" display and Intel Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage internals. Shuttle told us this machine should sell for about $350-400, although we weren't told if that price included an operating system or not. (The company showed Windows 7 running on the system, in any case.)
As far as we could tell, the build quality and thickness are about on par with that of 11.6" CULV systems from the likes of Acer and Asus. The touchpad doesn't feel half bad, either—and Shuttle is working with lots of touchpad makers, so PC vendors building SPA and microSPA laptops should have plenty of choice there.