Here’s an area of design that doesn’t get enough attention. I detest power bricks for laptops that take up so much room that you can’t plug anything else into the same outlet. For instance, the Asus UX32VD comes with a rectangular power adapter that takes up enough room to hog three spots on a power strip.
Just as bad, the cord on this laptop is too short, which means you’ll have to sit close to the wall if you’re low on juice. Plenty of tablets and smartphones also come with power cables that are too short. For instance, it’s hard for me to plug the iPad in behind the couch without feeling like I’ll accidentally unplug the slate while using it.