It might well be a sign of the times that Apple isn't announcing much non-music related product news at MacWorld, while the shrinking CES show can boast that it's the locus of real news of consequence.
The emergence of the Yukon platform and AMD's related alliance with HP will create some competitive heat for Intel and drive netbook prices down even further than they've been.
According to eWEEK's Scott Ferguson, Technology Business Research analyst John Spooner thinks AMD has a strong play in the SMB space. AMD isn't talking specifics, but David McAfee, an AMD executive, says "AMD is looking to bring Yukon into specific vertical markets, such as education and government, in the coming years."
The SMB market looks tempting because they seem like a natural fit for the attractive pricing, but I wouldn't neglect enterprise-class businesses. They might well like the idea of equipping large sales organizations with cheaper, light-weight laptops, especially since so many sales people use Salesforce.com and other Web-based applications anyway.
Either way, we're likely to start seeing cheaper, lighter, better laptops in the near future, which is great for our wallets and our backs.