Yes I love ultraportables, and no I don't need an optical drive when I'm on the go. I would love an 11 inch wide screen model where the optical drive would connect via firewire or usb 2.0 I could keep the optical drive at home, and have my sub 4 pound tiny beauty with me at all times. The processor should be very very slow, I'm talking ultra low voltage core 2 duo chips which are due out by the end of the year. Keep the battery life to atleast 6 hours. Speculation aside now, how many of you would want something smaller than 13 inches?