I think people miss the point here - The screen res at that size screen is more than adequate, I have a 14in lappy with that res and it looks at good as my 24in at 1920. They are not designed to be gaming or mulitmedia powerhouses. They are designed to be ultrathin, ultraportable laptops for everyday use and the i5 / hd3000 combo does this perfectly. If they were to have dedicated gfx cards they would need more cooling, more airflow, more heatsinks and hence more weight taking them out of the ultrabook category and into the general notebook category. Simple!