Official release date for Windows 7 is supposed to be 22 October 2009 I believe. Is that the date that the manufacturers start shipping with this OS or when are the new laptops likely to be in the shops?
Likewise for USB 3.0 which reports claim is so much faster than USB 2.0 - but are there any confirmed release dates yet? And any harware to support it yet?
I need to get a new laptop (and soon) but I really do not want to upgrade the OS preferring a clean install of Windows 7 instead.
I know we are quite some time away from USB 3.0 but if it is to be released in the next year then I might be tempted to buy a laptop that would suffice for now, before buying a serious monster with 3.0 at a later date.