These forum will help you out tons man, just read up a bit.
Also the vendors here are really helpful, so don't be afraid to ask them a few questions about thier product. (I know they must be getting tired of seeing my name in thier...
Do I have to choose from the three?
ASUS W3J+ - ~1950 14.1"
Core Duo 2.o ghz
2 gig ram
100g 5400 rpm hdd
ATI X1600 256 (with another 256 on demand)
Hot swapable bay (Big selling point, for me at least)
Wait. Although 'somthing new' is always around to corner, you are waiting one piece of hardware, right before the release of a newer model. IMHO, it would be really foolish to buy a processor right now.
You've made all the good points...