I don't understand why non-Apple laptop makers still insist on a VGA port. It's huge and clunky -- and it's (almost) 2011, most monitors have a HDMI port. (and if yours doesn't, use an external adapter) Also, unless your laptop is of the fit-in-your-pocket variety, you must include an SD card slot.
"It’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time. If you give in to “just this once,” based on a marginal cost analysis, as some of my former classmates have done, you’ll regret where you end up." - Clayton Christensen (http://www.anthonyandrew.com/executi...)