I'm in Iceland for a couple of weeks.
It's all good. Work, work and work again. Long nights; Smelly hot water; relaxed life; etc.
Laptops with Intel Core Duo processors are debuting this month. Core Solo is coming soon. If you are thinking of buying a laptop soon it might be a good idea to wait for another 2-3 months until all vendors move to the new Core Duo.
Here are some examples of what the new products are like:
* Apple's MacBook Pro
* Sony's SZ Series
* IBM (Lenovo) T60 and X60
* ... and many more