with good battery life? no, sony is the only 17 inch to use a mobile processor, all the other ones such as the sager 8790/hypersonic gx7/voodo something or other all use desktop chips so battery life is usually under an hour.
i have the laptop, its faster than my moms destkop in all areas by about 10%-15%
her desktop is 2.6ghz P4, 1gig, 80GB 7200rpm, ati 9800 128mb SE
also, internetishop is fine
err well i meant .1 inches thinner lol
they are pratically the same height, it doesnt matter really, if u were choosing between the mitac and the g556e ur decision will depend on whether u want widescreen or not
1400x1050 is wide...