[all variants] New Laptop/Ultrabook options..

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Well here it is, tax time, and I am contemplating the plunge into a new laptop to replace my 5-year old Acer. As much as I would love to be able to afford a macbook pro or air, I am more inclined to stay with linux as my OS of choice (not to mention most windoze-based machines are at least a fair magnitude cheaper than a comparable Macbook). I see the new ultrabooks being touted, and understand they don't have built-in optical drives for installation from CD/DVD media unless connected externally through USB (or using a USB stick with the installation ISO). All that being said, I'm looking (Hardware)