We'll spare you the laptop-themed version of The Night Before Christmas and say that little has changed since: the pre-Christmas, pre-CES, pre-MacWorld world is a silent world indeed. And, this being the last weekly roundup of 2007 (even tireless tech reporters take a break now and then), we're delivering the week's news in a theme-based lightning round.
Apple: NotebookReview.com made a few predictions for MacWorld 2008; AppleInsider claims that metallic MacBooks are on the way; Mac Rumors compiled a roundup of MacBook rumors; and CNET's own Don Reisinger .
Tablets: Dell and Toshiba get the party started with two releases, theand the .
Other news: The hackers landed upon a way to break into HP laptops.landed in CNET Labs; Dell landed some ; and
Have a great weekend and a happy holiday season!