Well, I wasn't going to be in THAT big of a city! LOL, anyway, I checked every place around and no one carried anything nearly as nice as the nc8000. I honestly only saw ONE rig that was sxga - everything else was xga or wxga. Damm shame that these preconfigured models are so low-end yet many have "high end" price tags. So I really did lots of looking around but found no nc8000's. I am still on the fence about getting one. Maybe I should just wait 6 months until the dothan/M11 rigs are mainstream and have had a chance to work some bugs out. Waiting svcks though.