I've always admired Apple's laptops for their design. I haven't seen another manufacturer get fully powered laptops as thin as Apple's, untill recently of course. Dell and Lenovo have unleashed some new laptops that break the under 1" thickness (all around), and I'm not talking about the X3000 or the Voodoo Envy or even the Macbook Air since these use special hardware to achieve their thinness and are not fully powered laptops. The Lenovo U330 comes into play now though..., http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/...-category-id=8EFAD587E2724C6D8A32A8D5048982CF ...or at least it will in a few weeks when it starts shipping, which according to rumors will be close to the time when the new macbook should be announced. Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor P7350 ( 2GHz 1GHz 3MB ) 1 Operating system: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 1 Display type: 13.3 WXGA LED Backlight TFT 1280x800 1 System graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB 1 Total memory: 2 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz 1 Hard drive: 250GB 5400 1 Optical device: DVD Recordable 1 Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR 1 Communication adapter: Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100 1 Pointing device: Industry Standard Touchpad 1 Weight: 4.36 lbs 1 Battery: 6 Cell Lithium-Ion Sale Price as of today $1199 Thats what Apple will have to measure the new macbook against in my opinion. Now I understand this doesn't run OSX or that it may be too glossy, but the fact is that this has an LED backlight, a dedicated video card, is 0.64lbs lighter, and is thinner at 0.9" thick and while the gloss may be a little overdone for some people's taste, it is still a very nice design. Also, according to the Lenovo website the U330 will have a blu-ray drive as an option, although the price for that will probably be too expensive for most, my guess is it'll be a $500 option later on, based on what they charge for blu-ray drives in their other notebooks. As I said before, I haven't seen Apple out done in the design department yet, but I think Lenovo set the bar pretty high with this laptop. Montevina is supposed to allow for laptops to be lighter and smaller, and lets face it the Macbook Pro at 5.4lbs with a 15" screen is very light for its size, but the 13" macbook is a bloated heavy weight at 5lbs. I'm hoping that Montevina along with the move to an aluminum macbook will bring in some nice weight savings, and if the Lenovo hints at whats to come, looking at Apple's track record I'm getting pretty excited for whats to come this October. Opinions?