Doesn't have the internal optical drive, but its coming in under budget so they probably wouldn't mind buying an external. Don't know about the screen, though. It's the resolution of a 15", but its physically 13". It is cool, it has an SSD, the performance is great, and its a fabulous machine. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.
So you're the one who's killing Best Buy!
So why spend so much time and energy limiting the simulated world to be just like the real one, except with blacklight decor?
The real answer is probably because the artists tried all those things first and they looked bad on screen because that's not how we are used to visualizing things so they changed it to make it more palatable. But if you want a more philosophical answer, I'd say it's because the world, while simulated, was designed by Flynn, a real man, who's vision was limited by his real-world concepts.
User replaceable parts, redundant power, and hardware monitoring of hard drives, power supplies and fan speed. Plus lights out management and a serial port. All in 1U, not 6. Redundant product? you obviously dont work in a datacenter.
Dear scientists: Please stop fooling around with this silly stuff and give me my flying car!
First they came for the chemistry sets, and I did not speak up, because I was not a chemist.
Then they came for the dry ice...
Facebook IS for non-uber-techy folk: non-uber-techy folk don't care about their privacy.
Face it, the key to a useful social media site isn't the features, or the security, it's the one with all your friends on it. You know, the "social part." Everyone you know is on Facebook. Learn how to deal with the privacy features such that they are, or do without the usefulness.