I couldn't tell you Voodoo's secret, only that I have contacted a few of the distributors listed on ECS's website under "Where to Buy" and none of them seem to know anything about the G556. In fact, none of them appear to even be distributing ECS notebooks. Maybe MB's and such, but not notebooks. I also contacted Syntax, and after being transferred here, there, and everywhere.... got absolutely nowhere!! Last week I called ECS direct and informed them I was interested in reselling their notebooks, specifically the G556, if they could point me to a U.S. distributor. They did provide a number, but when I followed up, the party was pretty confused as to why ECS was referring people to them, and, ironically enough, based upon their experience in notebook repair industry, advised me to stay away from the ECS notebooks.
But maybe I am just a lamer who hasn't asked the right questions, gotten in touch with the correct department, etc. I am not yet 100% ready to throw in the towel. If anybody at ECS who has a clue or two happens to read this post, then please do feel free to follow up with a private post.