Where can I see that the 3 year warranty is included in the outlet price shown on the inventory screen? I see where they are offering a discount to upgrade from standard 1 yr. Just like to know as this may be enough for me...
Search the forums or internet for Memtest or another memory testing program. You may want to consider a clean install of your OS and drivers (in the order stated in the manual). Does Sandra report all your hardware correctly?
Are other machines running on your network? Wired or Wireless? While it sounds like you have laptop specific issues you may want to confirm that your router is functioning properly. Try to connect directly to your cable/DSL/whatever...
Mine worked fine out of the box but I think I read a thread several months ago that talked about changing settings in the Synaptic TouchPad utility (check your system bar). Hopefully that will fix you up.