When Apple announced their first Intel based laptop, I was extremely excited. No, I was ecstatic! Finally, the rather stagnant PowerBook line would see a worthy update. And that's just what we got, the MacBook Pro, an incredible leap in the right direction. I must say that for those early adopters who have already ordered their MacBook Pro's: congrats and good luck! You'll be getting a great machine very soon. However, there are a few things I'm waiting for. Although the MacBook Pro is a leap in the right direction, I'd rather not buy until I see where that leap lands. There are some technologies that are soon to be the latest and greatest things that the MacBook Pro does not yet have. They are as follows: Blu-Ray disc technology 802.11n Wi-Fi capability The DVD is on its way out. Within the next year, quite possibly less, I think that we will see a Blu-Ray disc drive in a revision of the MacBook Pro. Most of us know that Apple is a partner in the Blu-Ray Disc Association, and that the kind of storage Blu-Ray discs (BD-ROM's) have is amazing. I mean, 25GB on a single layer disc? 50GB on a dual layer disc? Compared to a dual layered DVD's maximum of 8.5GB, this is a staggering leap in technology. And I want it in my MacBook Pro. The new 802.11n spec is the next big thing in wi-fi communication. Currently, the fastest standard is 802.11g, aka Airport Extreme. Airport Extreme tops out at 54Mbps. This is plenty fast for surfing the Internet even on a T1 line, but it can't hold a candle to what the future holds for "fast" high speed Internet and home networking. Also, and this is the big reason, you can't stream HD content wirelessly with Airport Extreme. 802.11n can stream HD content, since it allows wireless speed of up to a theoretical 540Mbps. Also, an 802.11n signal can go farther from its base station than a 802.11g signal. These two technologies I very much want to see in the second, but more likely third or fourth revisions of the MacBook Pro line. When they do appear, I'll be there to buy. So, here's what my ideal MacBook Pro would be: * 2.0Ghz Intel Merom processor * 120GB SATA 7200RPM hard drive * 1GB DDR2 SD-RAM * 1Ghz front side bus * 15.4" display with 1440 x 960 resolution * 8x Blu-Ray disc drive, able to read and write BD-ROM's, DVD's and CD-ROM's * 802.11n/b/g Airport card Again, this isn't coming anytime soon. Give it a year or less, but I really do think we will see something very close to this.