GOT MY 1557!!!! teeee heeee.... will post a full review soon after I install all my software.... which is ALOT!.... first impressions... this is definately a workhorse laptop. No fancy stuff at all... The power button doesn't even light up like all the other laptops, the only lights on it are the indicators along the screen, one by the cdrom, and a led in the headphone jack to help you find it. The build quality is very solid. It's about the same build quality as my room mate's 505xl, and in one of the benchmark utilities wistron showed up... Only quality issues I have right away is the left mouse button and the latch. Both feel a little flimsy, at first, but maybe just used to my old laptop. Anyway... here's the benchmarks:
setup: 1.6pm , 9600/64m, 1gig 333, 80gig 5400
BTW... sisoft says 333 is @ 333
Anyway... more to come soon.... BTW... if any of you do graphic/ web design/ 3d definately do not get less than a sxga+ on a 15"... the 1440x1050 on a lcd is clearer than 1280x1024 on my 19"crt...
BTW... Benchmarks are with factory settings/drivers... only thing changed is a windows update, all critical and direct x.