Lenovo Thinkpad X140e 20BL000BUS 11.6" AMD A4-5000 Quad Core 4GB 500GB Win7 Pro Best Student & Business Ultrabook Laptop
Windows 7 Pro, quad core, 500 GB hard drive, 4GB RAM and I should be able to run VM and Mint Linux on it. It is about the dimensions of my wife's Toshiba Portege (which I love), and weighs one pound. Okay, there's no CD/DVD drive, but I don't use one often, but a USB DVD drive is only $31.75. To see why I hate Windows 8: see here, and here, and here.