As with most electronics, whats new today will be old tomorrow. As for computers, most are moving towards touch screen desktops. They allow great convience and save lots of time while surfing and completing daily tasks by allowing you to move and drag things my touching the screen, rather than having to click and drag a mouse. Net books, which are a smaller, usually cheaper alternative to carrying around a heavy laptop are also the rage right now. But by the time you read this there will be something newer, hotter, and more convenient in computer technology.