Mossberg's article today suggested waiting until late 2007/early 2008 before purchasing a new laptop. His advice was mainly geared towards Windows machines, but suggests that certain technologies on the horizon may be worth the wait. They are (and quite liberally quoted from his column): 1. solid-state drives, or SSD, which replaces the traditional hard disk with a faster drive made of memory chips like those used in digital cameras. Another is a hybrid hard drive, or HHD, which combines memory chips with a standard hard disk, for faster start-ups. 2. Also, more and more laptops will be using light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, to light up their screens a method that promises to be both brighter and less power-hungry. I for one would love to see this on the MBPs and hopefully in June. 3. You also may want to wait for laptops with a new type of Wi-Fi wireless networking built-in. Its called N, and promises to be faster and to have longer range. Thankfully we don't have to wait for this one! 4. Even if you dont wait, there are some features to know about that arent available on most desktops. One is a built-in Web camera and microphone, highly useful for making video calls and recording videos to be posted online. Again, check. To tell the truth, I can live without the HHD or SSD. If apple releases a santa rosa MBP in June with an LED backlit screen I'm in.