I don't know how I didn't hear about this, although I have deliberately stayed away from mac rumors after getting my macbook =], but yesterday Apple released a new laptop lineup.
User-accessible hard drive=Yay!
New design--whatever. Some people complain that the design is old. I liked the old design =]
MiniDisplay Port--whatever. It's the same thing the MacBooks have had. Another $20 for users who want an external screen. Face it, Apple: no one else uses your display port.
New NVidia chips--cool. Wish you would put these in the MacBook =]
Faster CPU--good. Always need more speed
128 GB SSD--Ok, more space. Now it makes sense to pay the extra $$ for an SSD
Metal case--well, if they fix the wifi range problems, I guess it's a good thing.
Lowered price--well, I paid $999 for my MacBook, so it doesn't bother me that much. Another $100 off when I decide to upgrade, though =]
One thing I still didn't see--multitouch on the MacBook. Although I would be saddened if I did see it, because I would have a shiny old piece of obsolete junk. The thing is, there isn't going to be any major developer support for multi-touch until Apple puts it in their mainstream notebook--the MacBook.
[Edit] They DID put multitouch on it! YEAH! I think Apple's getting it...but they took firewire out. BOO! For all the aspiring video and audio folks who can't afford a MacBook Pro, Apple has just removed themselves from the lineup. I'm kinda liking my MacBook =]
[Edit 2] You can get firewire on a MacBook....the $999 one! That's because it's a last-gen 'book. Still, you'd think they'd do something about this disparity in the product line =]