We've all been arguing for a year over whether or not Apple will resurrect Newton, release a similar device or tweak it's towers. We've also been trumpeting a bevy of technologies we'd like to see but don't look likely. We've seen (in the last 2 months) deals or rumors between Apple and IBM, and Apple and Sony. IBM owns Meta Pad technology, Sony has an in-production tablet/terminal. Where does it all go? If we step away from all our worldly wierding and just look at the technology a very interesting product emerges. Mind you: We may not see anything approaching it for 5-10 years but, judt the same: Core device: A 3/4" thick device containing 256Mb DDR L3 cache,2-8 G5 1Ghz, RAM and RapidIO controllers. $300.00USD Base station: Power supply, 4 high speed DDR RAM slots, Firewire, USB, ATI/nVidia circuitry, HD,Superdrive, Airport. Add a monitor of choice. $400.00 USD Tower: 1-4 Core slots,8 high speed RAM slots, 6-8 PCI slots (2 AGP, mutliple PCI) SuperDrive, iPod slot, 6 HD bays, Airport, Multi-port (see below), USB, Firewire.$800.00 Portable: Viewable:4"x5", 6"x8", 8x10". Single Core slot, 32Mb GeForce TiMo, power supply, 2 HD bays, Combo Drive, USB, Firewire, VGA out, AV port. $600.00 USD Or reasonably priced combinations there-of (1800.00/whole set.) I didn't get into installed RAM or HD sizes/Tech 'cause that's just a measure of WHEN and when wasn't my point. Multi-Port: The fast serial controller that accompanies the newest Chip designs caught my eye. What if you put all your comm Hardware in one place (maybe put the controller circuits on PCMCIA) ? You could have a Phone jack, Ethernet, and Coaxial right on the case. Just plug in and turn on. I just like the Idea of having DSL/Cable modems on the Mobo. If you use the PCMCIA idea you could have 7 kinds, just pick the set of (say) 4 you like: DSL, Cable, 56K, Gigabit/10/100 Ethernet, Airport/3G and Fibre. Just thought I'd share that.