my 3790 has insane wireless performance. it gets wireless in places other wireless cards drop out. i can't believe the performance on it and it doesn't even have an antenna sticking out. it even got a signal in a room with a metal door.
mine works fine. i saw that same problem message on an old sony laptop i had to install drivers on. all the drivers from the sony website for that laptop gave that message during driver install. never found out why. good luck.
there is a noticeable diff. in speed for large files loading into memory or writing from another hard drive that is 7200+ but i don't have the exact #'s. but you will only gain with large files (gaming, video editing)
was at the electronics store and saw a laptop lock like a bicycle lock style with a combination and a insulated chain. anyone use these? opinions? thinking it could come in handy at the library but i'd still be very worried about leaving...