I ended up getting the S260 from Amazon. Ended up at about $1650 after rebates,sales and markdowns. Thats almost $400 off the S270 from Sony. For my needs the ATI9700 GPU wasnt worth the difference. Again I am not a gamer and wouldnt see a huge difference in resale value. Again not enough to justify the $400. S260 also had a bigger drive and faster processor Thanks for all your ideas and thoughts!