I've been playing around with ATI Tray Tools and overclocking the GPU and such, and today I ran 3dMark05 after running some tests through Tray Tools and got a new high score: 3230! This seems pretty good to me. The comp seems to run Oblivion quite nicely and everything else I throw at it, though it has a harder time running the larger textures at high resolutions, but thats ok. I assume this is due to the fact that there is only 128MB of graphical memory.
I was a little worried about battery life when I was ordering, and I almost ordered a 5320 for that reason, but decided the 17" glossy screen was what I wanted most. However, with the modular battery in and the screen turned to low brightness and the wireless off I can get somewhere close to 4 hours at least watching videos and the like. As this is all I really need it to do, I'm quite pleased with the battery life afterall. It could be longer, but for what I'm getting in screen real estate I don't mind the loss.
The only real negative things I have to say have already been said, really. The USB ports being upside down is somewhat annoying, though not really a problem when it comes down to it. I installed the Synaptics touchpad drivers and they seem to work better than those included in the bundle. The biggest complaint is with the sound, really. The speakers are loud enough when playing music, but when playing DVD's and AVI's and such, I can hardly hear anything with sound all the way up. Also, the headphone port just flat out sucks with the hissing, etc. I have done some things to fix it, but I'm ultimately going to end up buying the Creative Audigy PCMCIA card. Aside from those things, this is a great machine!
In the end, I'm VERY happy with this, as I've said multiple times. This is my first new laptop and I'm very much looking forward to using it in college. It has a very nice professional look to it, yet handles games and other things better than most.
BTW, if anyone knows anything about why the sound, when playing movies, is so quiet I would love to know how I might go about loudening that a bit. Also, if anyone knows how to get the circular directional button between the L and R mouse buttons to work, or do anything really, please let me know! Thanks, and if anyone has any questions from me, let me know!