By the time you read this, I may have already ordered a new laptop. What kind of laptop will depend on what, if anything, Apple announces today.
What I’m looking for is something no more than four pounds (about 1.8 kg), no less than a 13 inch LED backlight screen, a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM, and at least 5,400 RPM hard drive (preferably a 7,200) all for less than $2,000USD.
Dell has the XPS M1330, configured as above, for less than $2,000. Although I am hopeful that Apple will announce something similar, I keep hearing rumors about a tablet laptop with a flash drive and smaller screen all for about $1,500. Since flash drives presently cost a lot of money, I have to wonder how Apple could sell a laptop with a flash drive for $1,500. Hence, I hope the part about it being a tablet laptop is also not true.
If it is a tablet, and if Dell does not refresh the M1330, which it may be planning to do given the $600 discount it is presently offering (or trying to combat sales of the Apple product), I will order the Dell.