I have been putting off buying a new laptop because I have been holding out for a dream: a lightweight, inexpensive machine that provides just what I need: wireless connectivity, a number of USB ports, and the ability to connect to a projector. After trying out my sister's tablet, I decided I really would like a tablet design. It looks like my dream is getting close to reality if the announcements coming out of CeBIT are true. A less-than-two-pound tablet with wireless for around $1000? Cool.
While Microsoft Windows tends to drive me nuts (how many times do I have to reinstall the OS?), I have enough peripherals that I will stick with it at this point. My friend is building me a Linux-based desktop system for when I am at home, but given how much I am on the road, I am looking forward to replacing my heavy laptop with the dead battery with something much more nifty and practical.
If you have an opinion on these new systems, please let me know!