Not sure what the specs are, but an SV24 (or 25 whatever shuttle and via are showing at the Comdex now) would have a closer to I-Opener form factor, and for $1,800 I could load it with a DVD burner and have enough left over for an 18" LCD, heck I may be able to afford an 8MB cached 100GB drive (depends on which LCD).
I think for $99 a 10.4" lcd on an I-Opener was decent, for $1,800 (even for $1,300) a 15" display just isn't what I'd be comfortable with... though it appears network appliances and Apple (and the SV24/SF24/25 what not) are demonstrating people want quieter appliance boxes more like TV's but still with the functionality of computers. Personally I'm in that camp, I can't stand the noise anymore on my "large" systems, and am likely going to take a plunge into a C3 933Mhz and an SV/SF 24/25 with a fanless powersupply and heatsink only cooled processor.
Yeah, a 933 C3 will be pokey, but it'll be darned quiet. Also my legacy stuff (usb devices, hard drives, operating systems) all are maintained as viable, going to Apple would likely lose some compatibility.