What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?: At least a DVD writer, although Bluray might be interesting.
Please tell us any additional information if needed: Looking to buy within the next 3 months.
Some pretty big changes showing up within the next 3 months.Asus Prepares Ivy Bridge Notebooks with Nvidia Kepler Graphics for April 2012
And some of the most interesting models ditch the integrated optical drive for weight and size savings. You can get most entertainment media (movies) downloaded without the optical drive and a USB flash drive (32GB or larger) can handle the data backup duties.
The current Dell Latitude 6320/6420
, HP ProBookElite 8460p
and Lenovo Thinkpad T420
models can meet all your requirements and are the traditional favorites for road warriors.
The ultra-mobile 12.5 (no optical drives) Latitude 6220, ProBookElite 2560p
, and Lenovo X220
are options that meet your core requirements.