Originally Posted by polishman
well you cant expect smallest if you want an internal optical drive, all the thinnest, smallest ones have external
Yes, but he didn't ask what the smallest 12.1" widescreen WITHOUT a dvd was, he asked what the smallest 12.1" widescreen WITH a dvd was.
I'd look at the LG 25 or the Samsung Q35 as potential winners in the "who can shave off a quarter inch" game ( 11.8 x 8.2 x 1.16 or 11.7 x 8.4 x 1.3, respectively).
This as compared to the Dell XPS1210 (11.7 x 8.7 1.22) or ASUS W5f at 12 x 8.7 x 1.22.
They all need to measure up to the Sony SZ/S series though, who shoehorns a 13.3" widescreen in a lighter weight and just a tad larger outside dimensions.