I don't buy anything with "smart" in the title because when I can't fathom how to work it, I have inadequacy issues. 3D can cause bouts of nausea. Tablets make great readers, but give me my keyboard. Tablets caught on and netbooks didn't.
I think the biggest buzz will be about chips. Microsoft is showing a love interest in ARM. That's fine, but to me the most under-hyped item has been the new INTEL Sandy Bridge chip. Why? It incorporates graphics into the CPU chip and varies chip speed to match what you want it to do. This is especially important to laptops. (Think heat and battery life.)Most modern video cards require a fan of their own. Wouldn't it be nice for your chip to walk while you're reading an email and only overclock when you're killing mythical beasts?
These chips are still on the workbench and haven't been installed on any commercial machines yet, so this year's buzz might be about their performance... or lack of it. We'll see.
What do you predict will be the tech talk of the town in 2011?
-- Tablets (Any particular one?)
-- Super smartphones (Any particular one?)
-- 3D everything (Please explain?)
-- Smart TVs (Please explain?)
-- The death of Netbooks (Why?)
-- Other (What is it?)
-- I'm still trying to catch up with 2010.