Oh, and I really like the trackpad & keyboard of Macbooks and Macbook Pros. But I'm not considering a Mac.
I'm looking for a ~12" ultraportable with >4 hours battery life on WiFi, with a sizable multitouch trackpad that isn't known for any problems and ideally an optical drive. durability is important. budget ~$1200. big-name like HP, Dell, Lenovo preferred.
Can someone offer suggestions, even if it doesn't meet my loose criteria? The big thing I'm running into is that these manufacturers suck at making good trackpads. When I finally find one that looks good and big, like on the HP ENVY series, it turns out the trackpad drivers are horrible so what's the point.
That really is the lowest i'll go on battery life though.