Re: No dvd drive; no keypad; and Windows 10
Why do people still want DVD drives on laptops these days? I exclude anyone who works with DVDs every day for some reason, but other than that... I have a USB DVD drive that I can connect to my laptop when the need arises and I don't spend much time with optical media. When I need it to install something, write a read-only media for something else, or watch a video on DVD, I can just plug it in. Otherwise, it contributes rather a lot to weight and thickness. It's not like the RJ45 connector, which doesn't take much space and could actually be needed in certain scenarios. I want that space in the case for a bigger battery or an extra drive bay (I know, wishful thinking).
On the keypad, it's essentially a 13-inch laptop, albeit with a screen that's been extended. I don't know how well you can put a keypad on such a keyboard without cramping the other keys. Maybe you just have to work with a keypad a lot, in which case this won't work for you, but if this were reasonably priced I wouldn't really miss it much.
As for windows 10, you have my sympathies as I don't want to deal with that either. However, I don't know what you expected. Windows 8.1 is worse, windows 7 will EOL soon enough that it'd probably be considered negligent of them to install it given the possible zero-days, and you can put linux on if you'd like.
So I'm going to provide my own list of why this is ridiculous:
1. The price is laughable--when your machine costs more than the comparable one from apple (macbook pro 13-inch, i5 7th gen, 16gb memory for $1999), you may be missing something. Actually, you can get the macbook pro 15-inch, i7 (hq with 4 actual cores), 16gb memory, discrete AMD graphics, high-speed SSD for $2399. Something's definitely wrong.
2. Actually, that's all. No other points need be made.