...and I am loving life! This is my first laptop, and I absolutely love it! The 15" SXGA screen is phenomenal... I was thinking about keeping my 17" monitor on my desk to plug in when I was going to be at the computer for awhile so I could have a bigger screen, but surprisingly the 15" LCD appears to be just as big (probably within an 1" viewable). I'm glad I didn't go for the Ultra-XGA, this screen is sharp, but not sure I would like the fonts getting any smaller than this. The keyboard is amazing, feels as big as a standard keyboard and the tactile feedback is perfect in my opinion. XP Home is killer. I dumped the new start menu in favor of the classic style, but I really like most of the other enhancements. As far as the details go (as if you're interested!): Pentium III-866 Mobile w/speedstep 256mb RAM 20gb HD DVD-ROM 32mb Nvidia GeForce2go video card Xircom PCMCIA 10/100 Ethernet & 56k modem combo card I skimped in some areas where I really didn't feel the need to splurge (processor & HD - up to 1.2ghz and 48gb available), and splurged in some areas where I didn't want to skimp (Xircom was $140 option in place of onboard Ethernet/Modem - I have had too many modem problems over the years to skimp here!) Pretty heavy for a laptop, but since it replaced my desktop, I don't mind the trade-off. Approximately 3 hour battery life... Only thing I wish I had ordered up front, was the optional 2nd battery that can be installed in the modular bay. For $99 extra, a 6-hour battery life would be very nice... might still end up making that purchase. $1800 shipped, with free Epson Stylus C40UX Color Printer. Also, rated #1 by PC World Magazine in 12/2001 issue. P.S. Question for you laptop pros, is the DVD playback always a little soft when watching fullscreen on a laptop? The picture is razor sharp when playing back in a window, but seems just a tad soft otherwise. I've heard that progressive sometimes appears a little soft at first, is this what I am witnessing?