"The good news for everyone is that you can get a good, solid
laptop for under a grand these days. The bad news for Vista users
is that many of those laptops, even though they're sold with Vista,
have nothing like enough resources to run Vista decently.
"This year, from everything I've seen, has lived up to the
Merrill Lynch prediction that 2007 would be the year that notebooks
overtook desktops to become the bigger revenue generator for PC
makers. For some companies, like Hewlett-Packard, laptops have
become the single most important revenue source..."