I finally got my shogun today. I just opened it and found that vicious had put windows xp home instead of pro in it and still charged me the extra 89 dollars. Well now I got to wait another week probably before I get my copy of xp pro. The notebook looks great although a little bigger than I had expected. Booting takes only a few seconds and everything seems to be running fine processor wise. I would like to run some games on it but I will have to reformat my hardrive latter anyways and I really don't have the time to sit through hour long installations. Now as I sit here and type, I realize some problems. The computer gets wicked hot within minutes on the right side, but you will only really feel it if you place the notebook right on your lap. The right palm rest also gets a little warm, but nothing too bad. The majoy thing that is pissing me off is the mouse pad. There is a stupid feature that lets you scroll up and down and its so close to my right hand that I can't type without touching it. Every second I am going up and down the screen. I also hit the pad sometimes and I start writing or deleting all over the place. I tried to turn it off, but I can't find an option like that. Guess I will have to get used to it. I also notice a really annoying noise that comes on and off every twenty seconds. It is quite bothersome, but with head phones on you won't notice it. I can't get my dvd burner to work either, but I haven't had much experience with a dvd burner. Also for some reason I can't watch Napoleon Dynamite in widescreen format only regular. I ran 3dmark and I scored 2465. I don't know how good that is because I couldn't check the score on 3dmark's website. At the moment I am quite close to returning the notebook if everything doesn't work pertty much perfectly once I get xp pro. Damn this mouse is real annoying - does anyone else have this problem? Well I guess I will be writing more once I get xp pro.