Originally Posted by Spondling
Well something did happen - my assistant called AW every day and eventually got moved over to the corporate area of the company. This seemed to be better but .... - Battery back-ordered - Battery arrived but video card back-ordered - Video card arrived but now battery back-ordered again - Battery arrived but now video card is back-ordered At this point she flipped out. I arrived at the office a couple of days ago and could hear her from the front door. Cutting a long story short she got a manager who offered to ship a fully loaded core 2 duo Area51 instead. Our IT guy suggested that I get that as it wouldn;t be so heavy/run as hot and that the core 2 duo chip would be faster than the Athalon. I was about to do that when they rang back and said that they had managed to locate a video card for the 7700 and I culd have the choice of which system to have. I went on the "general" part of the site and asked advice - three out of three responses said I should stick with the 7700. I have taken their advice. So - my assistant calls back and finds out that it's not in production yet becuase the back-pack is back-ordered. At this point I used some not very nice words and basically suggested that the back-pack could go forth and multiply. So hopefully it's on its way tomorrow and even more hopefully I made the right choice by sticking to the m7700. My only concerns are the weight and heat issues that I have heard about. I also am a little concerned that the thickness may make it difficult to use for typing. Especially hopeful that I'll be able to find out soon.