I bought my laptop from IBUYPOWER, who I've heard mixed reviews about. I found that their shipping was extremely slow (it took about three weeks for me to actually get this thing!), but they put it together perfectly. It was also a pleasent surprise to find out that their "Major Brand" of RAM has latency timings of 2-3-3-7, which is great.
I've never had a laptop before, so I can't be very picky about anything here. The touchpad feels, looks, and controls really well, I think. The scroll bar on the side is very useful, and the pad itself is customizable.
I don't have a digital camera myself, but I could try and borrow a friend's to take pictures. This probably won't happen, but don't be concerned about looks, because this thing looks absolutely perfect.
After a day of messing around with this computer I've found that it's very quiet. The fan comes on during intense gaming, but even that isn't loud enough to be noticeable over the sounds of the games. I still haven't tested the battery life.