So I'll start by admitting that I like new toys as much as the next guy...maybe even a bit more than the next guy.
That said, the fact that I've been carrying the same laptop for nearly 2 years just isn't sitting well with me. Crystal & Juan are both sporting newer models with Thunderbolt and Juan still rubs his SSD in my face from time to time. I might also add that my current 15" MacBook Pro is the first laptop that I've ever dropped and although it's been a good six months, I am reminded of it every day by it's sad little dented corner.
So why don't I just shut up and buy a new laptop? Well...I'm not sure what I want and I'm not sure if Apple is going to give me what I THINK I want. What do I want, you ask? I'd like a 15" MacBook Air, please...
Rumors have been around since the summer that one might just be a reality. Mac Rumors
I've been asked: "Doesn't a 15" negate the purpose of an air?" I say "it depends". Who knows what kind of connectors it would have. Firewire? Not likely. I could live with that if vendors would hurry up and begin making Thunderbolt external drives more available. I don't have many demands...just give me a higher resolution screen than that of the 13" and surely with a larger footprint Apple can solder an extra 4GB of RAM in there somewhere.
So really, Apple...that's all I want for Christmas this year. A shiny new 15" MacBook Air with a beautiful high-res screen and 8GB of RAM. Beyond that....I'm willing to comply, in normal Apple fashion, with pretty much whatever Apple decides I need.
**Update** So we didn't get a 15" MacBook Air but we did get new MacBook Pros with Retina Displays which came in much thinner and more streamlined than previous models. I'm happy to report that I have a shiny new 13" MacBook Pro Retina and am loving it!