I look at it this way. If you want to get, let's say a 3.06 ghz 533mhz bus proc right now, it will cost the same, if not less, in two months when the 5680 comes out (assuming there are no unusual shortages). As for the graphics card, there is no reason why it whould cost $200 more than the one in the laptop now. Sure it is better when looking at the more advanced games, but when the ati 9000 was put in the laptop, it was very advanced for its time also. Furthermore, since there was little or no price increase between the 128 meg and the 64 meg card, I find it hard to believe that, if they do raise the price, that they will raise it more than $50 (if that).
If you look at a price vs. time graph of pcs over the last 10 years, you will find that low end has gone down a lot, mid end has fallen slightly to moderately, depending on which side of the middle you are on, and the upper has decreased slightly. Now, when this new laptop comes out, which I consider to be upper end, it is replacing older technology. So, according to common practice, it should be priced about the same as the model it is replacing. Note, however, that the figures I was talking about did not take into account inflation, so infact, the price has technicly droped even further in the three classes.