i always loved my little libretto ct70. it has a 120 mhz pentium, 32 mb of ram, and a 640x480 24bpp display. don't laugh!
it's a great toy, but i must have suffered three or four hard drive crashes. i think i found a solution. this company makes some cool stuff, among which are compactflash and sd adapters for ide drives, both 2.5" and 3.5". they're fairly cheap. i got a 2.5" one for like $20.
tonight i installed debian 2.2r7 on it. so far so good! this thing is like a swiss army knife with its pcmcia cards: 802.11b, 10mbps ethernet, even a scsi adapter. plus the standard serial and parallel ports (i've actually used plip on this thing in the past). it makes great quickie ssh client or serial console, and it's just an all around fun toy! and i don't take for granted the pentium's mmu, running real, albeit old, linux.
it doesn't take much to make me happy. :-)