I'm looking for a laptop before I go to Germany. It needs to be (points are ordered in importance, but none should be skimped on): A third generation i5 processor A screen resolution of at least 1600x900 256 GB SSD (or a hybrid of HDD and SSD) Somewhere around 14"-15.6" (not 13.3", that's too small) Thin and light enough to carry around with me everywhere Have at least a 1.3 MP webcam (and good reviews. I know of some 2 MP webcams that everyone says are terrible) Long battery life Some other points that would be preferred, but aren't absolutely necessary are: Internal Optical Disk Drive Ethernet plug in available Touch Screen (Windows 8) I should also note that, while the retina MBP does satisfy pretty much everything, It's just not my thing. I'd prefer a Windows 8 laptop. Also, there is no price restriction here. Right now, I'm leaning towards getting the Series 9 15" Premium Ultrabook (NP900X4C). On Samsung's website, it is listed at $1799.99. The only thing is that it doesn't satisfy any of the three "wants" that I have listed, and I'm not sure if I could find a better webcam elsewhere. Here's a link to the Series 9 15" Premium Ultrabook (NP900X4C): http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP900X4C-A03US-specs Thanks for the help!