Lindows MobilePC/ServeLinux eNote
The eNote is a winner. Its built-in hardware has most of the features you need, and with the 1394 and USB ports and the CardBus PCMCIA, you can plug in anything else. It doesn't have the fastest CPU available, nor does it have an included DVD or CD drive, so it's not for everyone. But if you want to be able to take notes, surf the Web or SSH in to a server, this is an ideal notebook.
“Customizing an eNote notebook with Debian” by Steve R. Hastings: www.linuxjournal.com/article/7165
Lindows MobilePC Information Page: info.lindows.com/mobilepc/mobilepc.htm
“Linux on eNote Travel Lite Notebook” by Andrew Comech: www.math.sunysb.edu/~comech/tools/enote-travellite
Steve R. Hastings first used UNIX on actual paper teletypes. He enjoys bicycling with his wife, listening to music, petting his cat and making his Linux computers do new things.