That A8SC looks like it will be exactly what I've been waiting for! Hopefully we'll be allowed to upgrade the ram through the resellers without breaking the Asus 2 year global warranty...unlike the current A8 ensemble laptops.
How big of a difference is there between the 8400 and the 8600? I can take some guesses, but in real life performance will there be that big of a difference?
I like the smaller size due to constant traveling. All I use it for is the usual internet/emailing, and some gaming like WoW. But I do want to be able to start picking up some of the new games that are out, especially Oblivion, and be able to play with both good performance and reasonably high settings. Also a lot better battery life than my now ancient G3 with its desktop 3400+ chip in it.