Four years have passed since I bought my ASUS U35J. It has been a trustful, light, entertaining cooperation partner and friend. It used to have 7 hours of battery time (not anymore), 3D graphics (still has :-)), and Windows 7 was always ok. The screen size (13-inch) is ok to work on the go and to fit a decent woman-bag so I do not have to carry a backpack. In the office I have an extra screen, keyboard, and mouse.
What to buy now? I will not buy a Mac. I do not want to change especially now that I will change my work tasks.
To summarize: it is important that the computer is light, small, preferably with Windows 7. Or shall I dare to change to Windows 8? Do we need touch screens now?