I'm planning on buying a new Mac (in late 2007?), and though my old laptop has been great, it's been too limited for too long (the nature of laptops), so when Apple comes out with its' Quad (or better) Intel machine that is what I will probably get. I do have a wish list for it that I think that the timing of the purchase might allow for;
-Running Windows natively (from MicroSoft, as opposed to being a software hack)
-socketed CPU's for upgrade path
Also I've been hearing that the Playstation3 will have 9 processor cores (!!!), while Powermac's have advanced with 4 cores last year, does anyone think that we might see more? 6 cores, 8 cores, or maybe processor specific expansion designed in?