I am eager to see some pics of the 5790. I'm so amped to get mine!
I thought I read somewhere that the keyboard was slightly backlit? As I type this response, I'm using my mom's Dell Inspiron 6400. And if I'm using the laptop in a dark room (much like I am now), sometimes I can't see certain keys I'm looking for, because my eyes are so adjusted to the bright screen, where I can't see some of the keys I'm looking for. I can type just fine without looking, but sometimes I need to use a special character, and it takes me 2 or 3 tries to find it without looking closely at the keyboard, or closing the screen a bit to shed some light on the keys.
Basically, what I'm asking is, can you see the keys in the dark? Or do you have to get in close for a good look?
I'm pleased to see that you aren't having any real issues with it right out of the box. Has it overheated on you and shut itself off? I read that some people were having heat/shutdown issues on other models. But Alienware may have fixed the shutdowns with a BIOS update. I'm just slightly concerned about my 5790, as I'm spending $2,500 on it (I'm a full time college student and part time web designer) and I need my 5790 to work flawlessly. I'll hopefully receieve it over spring break, that way I can have ample time to stay up all night playing with it before I gotta start lugging it back and forth to work.
Would you say it's portable? And, I think I read that you bought the Odyssey backpack. How does it fit in it? Is there plenty of room for cables, headphones, a mouse, and some other stuff?
Sorry if that's a lot of questions. I'm a first time laptop buyer, and it's quite an investment for me. I just want to make sure it's perfect.
That was a rather long winded reply. I only meant to type a couple lines, heh.