Well, finally the cat is out of the bag! Just as predicted and right on time ready for the Thanksgiving Day buying frenzy. So I suppose some off-the-record predictions are due. The big bang occurs in November during ComDex, but then again everyone knows that. Pre-market teasers are floating everywhere. I'd submit that first; you aren't going to believe the options available, and second; pricing is going to be super. It's a race. Expect ACER to unveil yet another model very, very soon as the hardware smackdown amongst industry giants gets underway. A minor correction to hardware? Are we deaf, dumb and blind? This roll-out marks a quantum leap in system technology. In one fell stroke, the 9860 will render everything obsolete. You can hear the crackling of premature aging wrinkling screens into bizarre death masks. There is something positive ....all those "new today, old tomorrow" systems, are going to be sporting "marked down" tags. Keep in mind that there is absolutely nothing wrong with what's out on the market today.
If you're also stargazing at desktops just let words like supercharged and mindboggling roll off your tongue.
Did I forget to mention software? I'll leave that simmering.