Yep your right about the upgrades. Im in singapore now and lived in asia for 18 years thought to the end of 2010. I dont think you will find a purpose built unit like this here and if you do warranty and support would be an issue but you can try Sim Lim Square in Singapore.I did read that thread JohnH, but this was a little different. More ram etc.
just wondering, am going over Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia soon. So just getting ideas.