What is your budget?

What country will you be buying this in?
United States

What size notebook do you prefer?
Ultraportable (11 - 12-inch screen)
Thin and Light (13 - 14-inch screen)
Mainstream (15 - 16-inch screen)

What brands do you like or dislike?
Like: Lenovo, ASUS
Would you consider a refurbished laptop?

What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
Computer Programming, Casual Gaming

Ideally I'd like to install Ubuntu...

Portable but Powerful Machine