I don't expect prices to drop but this question does get asked everytime. Think back to the days of Vista to 7. Here there was no big deal.
I was planning to buy an Asus N56VZ-DS71 but the day I went to buy the retailer's website said "final clearance". This made me think that there might be a flood of new laptops after windows 8... but would they be worth waiting for?
I don't particularly want windows 8, but I'd certainly wait if it meant getting something better for the money, or the same thing for a reduced price.