I have made a choice about my new Laptop; the new Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch model
* 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
* 4GB 1333MHz
* 500GB HDD
* Intel HD Graphics 3000
* AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256MB GDDR5
It should be powerful enough to last me the 5 years I have planed for its life. The Quad core (with HT) will give me more than enough power for running VMs and CAD software.
Now just got to get Barclays to play nicely for me.