MaxyM is right about there being Go6800 PCIe based Centrino's on the way, Eurocom have one on display under their "Future" heading at www.eurocom.com
with a January 15th prediction I believe - so not far away, however - my reason for getting the 9860 wasn't just to have a fast CPU/GPU combination - there are other advantages as well;
1) The 3.6GHz P4 still outpaces even the 2.1GHz Centrino quite substantially in 3D Rendering and Video Encoding - the two things I use my CPU for most. 2) The 9860 also has the largest and one of the most beautiful laptop screens I've ever seen - the only Centrino based lappies with a similar screen thus far are a Sony Vaio model and Dell's new 17", both of which only come with the R9700 GPU. 3) The 9860 supports 2 super-fast and large SATA hard drives in a RAID configuration (53MB/s) which is of a huge benefit to video editing. 4) The 9860 supports up to 2GB of DDR533 in cheap 512Mb modules - essential for ultra-high res. 3D rendering. 5) The 9860 has 2 firewire ports and 4 USB 2.0 ports - essential for avoiding the need for external hubs when connecting multiple I/O devices. 6) The 9860 has a built-in USB 2.0 7-in-1 card reader which is very useful for exchanging large files with my PDA/digital camera. 7) The 9860 has DVI and HDTV out for optimal image quality when outputting to our Church projection system. 8) The 9860 has a serial, a parallel and a PS/2 port- useful for connecting to server consoles, external power converters and old label printers in the course of my work. 9) The 9860 has dual optical drive bays enabling me to perform quick copies of DVDs/CDs and to multi-task better without having to swap disks all the time. 10) The 9860 has very good built-in speakers for a laptop - that supply plenty of volume and clarity and at least some bass. 11) The 9860 has a full-size keyboard with numeric keypad - very useful for repetitive data entry and general typing in the course of my work. 12) The 9860 has a very good quality webcam built-in. 13) The 9860 supports all the fastest current and upcoming GPUs with full 256Mb (maybe even 512Mb in future) onboard graphics memory for hi-res texturing. 14) The 9860 supports both 54g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (for my bluetooth mouse and PDA) concurrently alongside the built-in S-Video/CATV-Composite TV tuner and capture card. 15) The 9860 is the most sturdy notebook (outside military notebooks) that I've ever seen/handled.
Show me a Centrino based notebook that can surpass all of the above and MAYBE I'll consider it. Lol