It's not the best time to buy a new notebook
If you're thinking about buying a new laptop computer or even the tablet, you may want to hold off. There are big changes coming down the pipe with Windows 8 launching later this year and a bunch of tablets coming running Windows. There also changes expected in the Mac world with upgraded MacBooks.
If you're the sort that tends to have buyer's remorse when new models come out, you'll definitely want to wait. Moderate range computers right now maybe low end machines in a few months. However, if you want Windows 8 you probably have to wait until this fall.