This morning's news is of a settlement. As a public interest lawyer once explained to me, these deals can amount to the guilty party saying "We didn't do anything wrong, but we won't do it again." I am interested in how this might influence the calculus for the Air's short term Rev. D prospects, Rev. E's prospects, and if the odds of E.O.L. are now even lower than before. (This affects my buying planning. If the hinge, RAM and SSD limits of the Air nix any chance I can buy just one computer in the next several years... it has occured to me that I could buy the much-raved-about 13" MBP & a backpack now, and then if I get enough scholarships for grad school - buy whatever improved Air is available right before the fall 2011 semester begins. Then the heavy laptop with big memory stays home, and the light laptop is what I carry every day to school and libraries. The differences in the 2 make some sense that way. Better than - buying a lightweight with 3 skimpy aspects now, then another lightweight whose design is 2 steps forward and 2 steps back (if DigiTimes is right), when Rev. D eventually debuts.) First - short-term: Does this settlement put Nvidia back in contention to make a compact-enough CPU-GPU chipset for a Jan. 2011 Air?