Well, Apple made the news today with another keynote speech by Steve Jobs and the team. Warning: you can file this post right under "first world privilege gadget lust." They called it "Back to the Mac" - after focusing on their handheld gadgets for so long, they're finally paying some attention to the operating system on the desktop and laptops again. With the latest update to the Mac OS - not expected to be released until next summer - they begin the integration of their two operating systems, iOS (for the iPhone, iPodTouch, and iPad) and Mac OS (for the macs). The new Mac OS is beginning to integrate some features of the mobile operating systems. As I said on Twitter, if they do this right, over the longterm, I think it will be very good. But there will be many, many opportunities to screw it up, so good luck to them!
I was half-listening to the keynote today. They made several announcements and among the most interesting to me was the announcement of the new MacBook Airs. Now I think I've found my next laptop. So for me, here's how my criteria (described previously) work out: