Update: I managed to track some down at ProPortable.com – they had 10 in stock as of this morning (8 now!). Thanks to Blowfish for the recommendation, and Sean at ProPortables for answering my questions. Now, the waiting (the hardest part)!
It has nothing to do with Intel, but I need to track down and buy two Asus R2H Ultra Mobile PCs soon. They’re relatively new from the manufacturer, so they haven’t really shown up in huge numbers in the “channel” yet.
NewEgg.com had them listed with an availability date of today, 11/6, but has since changed their status to “Out of Stock” (and they called me to tell me to stop clicking “Refresh” every 15 minutes all day today ;-)). All of the other major retailers I’ve looked at (Buy.com, etc.) don’t have them in stock, either.
There are places that I’ve never heard of, like DataViz, PCSuperDeals, etc. that claim to have them in stock, but on something this big, I’d rather go with a seller I’ve dealt with before, or one that comes highly recommended. I’ve been burned by shady online retailers before, and since these UMPCs aren’t (directly) for me, I want to make sure to get them from a good place.
So, if you can provide me a pointer to a recommended reseller who has two new Asus R2H UMPCs in stock, I’ll buy them. Or, if you can vouch for one of the places that claims to have them, that would work, too. Drop a comment or email me.