Comfortable multi-touch trackpad (two finger scrolling, etc.).
No DVD drive
Excellent battery life
Good performance (though I don't need a dedicated graphics cards)
Price = under a grand (FYI, I'm in the U.S)
I'm not opposed to a Macbook Pro (I realize they have DVD drives), but the way I see it, I could get a nice Windows 7 machine AND an iPad for the price of a Macbook Pro.
Any great experiences with laptops of this size? Please tell me about it!
Edit: Oh yeah, when I say "new," I'm not opposed to refurb. I really liked refurbished products because I feel like they've been thoroughly tested before they put them back out.