He mentions that it is very likely a good time to wait to buy a laptop unless yours is on the verge of dieing and you really need a replacement now.
Among the salient points he mentions, Windows will have a new Operating System... Windows 8 that he claims will be "the most radical version of Windows in years" but not until summer or Fall. So radical it will really take advantage of touch-screen navigation that won't be accessible with most of today's available Windows laptop computers.
And for those who are considering a new Mac laptop - this summer promises the release of a new Apple OS - Mountain Lion. As Walt points out, not as dramatic a difference in OS versions as on the Windows side but he also points out that Mac is about ripe for a revamping of it's laptop products, particularly the MacBook Pro. You can read the details in his article here: Permission to Procrastinate: Wait to Get a New Laptop