1) Wanna type i.e. need a keyboard (and a decent one, not a netbook) 2) Want it to be portable (i.e. been thinking at around a 15" max but probably 13ish, I'm guessing number one puts the min at 12) 3) Some gaming would be cool, but is not the be all and end all. Discrete graphics would be nice. 4) 1080p capable (not screen res, just playback) is a must for output purposes and future uses. 5) Battery life. Lots of it. Optimus switching would be cool, or equiv. 6) USB3 because, well I just want it mmmkay?! So far, looked at Tosh R830 which is pretty bang on except for lack of discrete graphics. Also the Dell XPS 15z is a little too big, but perfect in every other way. Although I don't really wanna spend £900! Who knows the portable market better than me and can suggest some ideas?