Hi all -
I just posted my review of RawPowerPC.com at resellerreview.com. Very Satisfied, just like everybody else. Are we all lying or did we all recieve such excellent service? Nobody is that good, we gotta be lying.
Lying.....down, sleeping and holding on tightly to our 1036's so that nobody can steal 'em from us, maybe!
A few concerns with the 1036 relate to the keyboard (I'm a right shift kinda guy, and it's super small). I've asked, and it's been forwarded to MSI (afaik), if I can "re-key" a couple keys - such as removing the lower | \ (below enter), and re-keying that to the up arrow, and making the right shift and current up arrow into a full size right shift.
I've also asked about re-keying the quick launch keys, such as the wireless key (since I didn't take that option, but am since regretting it, and looking at ordering it now, 4 weeks after purchase).
I was finally able to get the touchpad to die (FN+F3), when I installed SCM from the cd. I had issues with the bison cam, that required installing, uninstalling, re-installing and such, but finally got it to work, just not from the quick launch keys.
I'm really surprised that MSI didn't make a badge for the 1036, from the get-go. Just seems odd, that with that little hole, so much could get in there, and potentially ruin an awesome machine. Until my badge arrives, I've got some scotch tape covering the hole. On one hand, not having a badge allows me to go out and get a customized Theocrat badge, and let everybody think that I've got a new kick-ash machine. Wait, I do!
I'd like to know what others are doing, if anything to customize the outside box. I've put normal stickers on my old Great Quality (Fry's brand, not so Great or Quality) laptop, but took hours upon hours to get them off when I gave it to the wife. So now I've only got a small rub-on Stormtrooper head. Any other "modding" going on?
Thanks for all you've done here, it really helped in deciding with whom and what to order.
MSI-1036 owner since 01/30/06