so I guess you have your version of windows then? because if you delete that hidden partition you wont be able to "reinstall" provided XP.
How is asus software treating you, namely AsusOSD, mine gets stuck once in a...
Yep , true , you get around 3.5 hours of working time on my included battery (im in canada by the way).
As for draining - its not a problem, was checking it the other day. So everything is fine on this side either.
Notebook is nice, build quality is superb. Some heat issues, but it all depends on a person. For me its not a problem.
One con from me: is a buggy OSD software. sometimes icons just get stuck on your display and wont' go away. Didn't...