I very much like the look the ultra thin laptops like Acer and Asus make, since they would slip into my work bag easily not take up much space or adding too much weight.
The down sides of these models is no ethernet port and no CD/DVD drive, plus the screens were starting to border on the small side for me, especially compared to the current 14.8 inch screen I now have.
I've decided that the Dell Inspiron 14Z with the 128Gb SSD might foot the bill. http://www.dell.com/nz/p/inspiron-14z-5423/pd?oc=v510642nz&model_id=inspiron-14z-5423
It's still quite thin, has an ethernet port and CD/DVD drive. The SSD will help with boot up times and battery life. I have a 1 TB external drive plus a 2TB server so I don't needs heaps of on board storage.
I'm still trying to decide if I go the the i5 or stick with the i3. I'm tending to think the i3 will be sufficient as I rarely need grunty computing capacity.
Has anyone on here got one of these or anyone able to provide any worthwhile comments on this model.