So, that Acer 8104 actually fits the bill nicely. One thing, I think there is a typo here at newegg.com:
It says the video RAM is shared? that must be wrong. The other listing (with slower CPU speed) says the video RAM is dedicated.
Anyway, I can also get a warranty through Acer here as well for an additional $200 or so (3 years). If there isn't something coming soon, and the X700 is going to suit me for a...