The Wall Street Journal’s personal technology guru offers some tips for notebook shopping. Walt Mossberg thinks that right now might not be the best time for buying a notebook and suggests users wait for Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Vista Sideshow to become widely available. He particularly likes Lenovo and Sony designs. Mossberg likes MacBooks and MacBook Pros, but notes they lack built-in wireless broadband options.
I agree that right now might not be the best time to buy a notebook, but there’s really no reason to wait until next year to buy one. You might want to wait a month or two for all the recently announced notebooks to become available, but don’t wait until next year as Mossberg suggests if you need a notebook right away. The features Mossberg suggests waiting will not become common place or affordable for quite some time.