I just got my CL56 yesturday too. Took a little over an Hr. to load XP, Drivers, Adobe CS, Office, Macromedia, and to customize all the settings.
I appreciate all the reviews, you guys helped me make my decision on this laptop, so far perfect screen, no dead pixels.
You guys know where I can get a cool sticker to replace the MWAVE one I have? I probably will paint the laptop to match the smoke and mirror gloss color that they have on Velocity Micro's website.
My Shinza case should be on the way!
1.7, 1gig Ram, 60gig HD, ATI 9700, 802.11b/g....