I need to praise my sturdy little Dell Latitude X1 laptop that I've had for the last five years and that has always stood up to its expectations. it's a Pentium M 1.1 GHz, and it only has 60G of hard disk memory and 1G of RAM. Yet I happily run Visual Studio 2010 on it, even in cramped airplane seats. Also I can carry it in a small bag.I recently scanned the market for a new small laptop. I looked at all the brands and Dell's M 101z came up as a potential favorite. But even with its dual core and its 4G, there was not enough new value to make the change.