I'm on the go a lot, so I need to carry a notebook around that's not going to weigh me down. I'm sure there are plenty of you than can sympathize. I don't, however, want to sacrifice performance for the sake of size. Here's a good notebook that can give you the best of both worlds.
The Ripple Note laptop from Pixel Labs Korea features a 12.1-inch screen which is about perfect for the traveler. The Intel Core2Duo T7500 should give you plenty of power on the go. You'll get other extras like an Intel PRO/Wireless 4965GN chip which can give you wireless speeds of 320Mbps and a 1.3MP webcam.
Overall, the notebook isn't too hard on the eyes and the diamond pattern on the lid gives it a little something extra. It'll run you a little less than $1,300, which isn't too bad for what you're getting, plus they even throw in a case. Unfortunately as the company name suggests, you'll likely only find this one in Korea.