The Pepper Pad made its debut at CES 2005 last year and was welcomed with open arms by all of those Linux junkies and small-form-factor PC connoisseurs. This year the same unit was still on display but I was able to obtain more information about the Pepper Pad Plus that will be coming this year. The Plus will retain the exact same form factor while giving many hardware upgrades such as: 802.11g wireless, Universal Plug and Play, SIP-based Internet telephone service, battery upgrade, Bluetooth and a 30GB hard drive. The company offered no exact availability date, but expect it around 3rd or 4th quarter and it will share similar pricing to the current Pepper Pad—around $800.

Specs and pricing for current Pepper Pad