My old Dell Laptop died so I started looking for a new one. This one jumped out at me but it won't be out until the 17th of this month. Acer Aspire R7 Video. I am not sure how well the touch screen will work with Ubuntu. I have a SSD in the old Dell I was thinking about popping into it and trying to run Ubuntu on it. I didn't want to change the drives there are in it with Win8 on them.
A friend gave me a Asus netbook to use until this one comes out.