Had a look at Gemini PDA and GPD Pocket. Both nice devices, but too expensive for my use case:

I'd like to have a small, portable Linux powered device with keyboard in case I need to do emergency work on my Linux servers. It's mainly about SSH access and VPN + a proper keyboard. I don't need too much computing power. Would mainly use it for terminal work and minimal web browsing.

Do you have suggestions for similar, more affordable alternatives?

@thomas I'd have a look at some RasPi based solution like this one:

@thomas maybe termux in an Android phone and a slim Bluetooth keyboard?

This would have been my recommendation as well.

Also da wären halt noch diese 100€ Intel Atom Windoof 10 Plastik Bomber, bei denen man nicht in BIOS kommt und wo der FLASH nach 1,2 Jahren lebe wohl sagt.

Mehr fällt mir da auch nicht ein und ich kann mir halt schon denken, warum es solche Geräte gibt wie von dir erwähnt 😐

Die Idee mit dem Android Tablet halte ich aktuell für am wirtschaftlichsten.

@clerie @thomas vllt wäre auch ein gebrauchtes x60(s) oder n netbook von der ersten generation (zwar auch plastebomber, aber immerhin mit SATA und normalem BIOS) ne Möglichkeit.

Aber nach seiner Beschreibung sucht er glaub was noch Kleineres...
Quasi sowas wie n HP Jornada früher (PDA mit Tastatur) - bloß mit Linux. Da kenn ich aber leider auch nix.

@thomas blackberry priv / keyone. the best smartphone i ever had, the coolest server restore tool...

Nokia n900 maybe with postmarketos but their prices vary widely

GPD MicroPC when it comes out later this year and IF it supports Linux

@thomas definitely *not* cheaper, but you could replace your smartphone with it as well:
Released only with Android at the beginning, but with an open bootloader so other OSes can be expected.

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