After looking through a lot of the CES photos and much of what is on the market right now I am convinced that Apple has finally lost the design edge that it used to have 2 or 3 years ago. The Dell offerings at CES are smooth, sweet, and I know will be Quad core with removable batteries. The Pre is fugly, but the OS is decidedly better than the iPhone. I don't know if it's easier to use and intuitive, but from what I see it's far more capable with more powerful gestures. Sony to me has always kept up with Apple in terms of design, but now I can see them leaping ahead of Apple in terms of innovation with their Sony P netbook and 18" widescreen with Blu Ray. As well as their 11.1" laptop with dual SSD, Blu Ray, and ports. Not that I don't like the current Macbook and Macbook Pro design, just that the PC makers are taking note, and are answering the call in ways Apple may never by offering great designs, great performance/price, great expandability, and great warranties and service. Or has this always been the case and I was just being a blind fanboy (which I was during my first few years as a Mac user)?