A couple weeks ago, after TSA’s approval of bags that didn’t have anything between the bag and the laptop, I tried sending my UMPC through the belt in it’s case with nothing else. TSA asked me to remove it from the case. This week, I left it in the case again and it went through without a problem. Maybe they are paying attention. Then again, maybe they aren’t paying attention!
I won’t know for sure until I try this a few more times. I have to say that not having to remove the UMPC from it’s bag is a huge help in getting through security so I hope this trend continues.