Programable Networking (Open flow) so Cloud developers can have an agile flow.
It would be very nice to have an open flow router in the laptop, especially if each VM can connect without CPU overhead, in the same way we offload graphics for gammers we off load networking of software bridges and softeware routers. (Read more if you dont understand yet)
1) The router should by default select the best network available, No need to loose packets when switching from WiFi to ethernet, Hey why not add two wifi cards so a second card can look for the best signal while the first provides the network as in the Open Flow demo video. Nice sales demo of disconecting a Wifi Access Point, while streaming a video over NFS, or samba without a glitch.
2) Ability to simulate cloud networks on a single laptop, without networking casting a shadow. I expect all supported cloud systems will support Open Flow soon, doing this is software is ineffcient.
3) Lots of other networking tricks, programable load balancing between VM's, the BIOS could provide a router based firewall, for example no inboud unrelated, and prevent leaking DHCP.
Modern server side (that includes Web) developers will often develop in a Virtual Maschine (VM), test in a VM, and deploy in a third VM and a 4th to provide Network services on the go (PXE booting, puppet/cheif). Salesmen would love to have pop up demo VM's too. Having Open flow hardware accelerated would be a be a lot more energy efficient and free up a core.
As an extra for all but the most portable, laptop with all the VM's we may also want, we also want 2 disk drives, due to the size of images, Tools like LVM can allow you to easily migrate partitions live between these disks should one be much larger, or for the risk adverse can have SSD Raid.