Been lurking here for a couple of weeks...thanks for all the info.
I went ahead and ordered the Shogun 259ia3 from ViciousPC last night.
Intel Pentium Centrino Mobile Processor at 1.80 GHz, 400MHz FSB, 2M Cache
15.4 WSXGA 1680x1050 Wide Screen TFT LCD Display
256MB SODIM PC-2700 DDR 333MHz Memory (Got my 1GB elsewhere)
60GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive 8MB Cache
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 Pro 256MB 8X AGP Video Modual w/S-Video TV out
Internal 8X Dual DVD+/- RW + 24X CDRW Rewritable Drive
None or Bundled CDRW Software w/CDRW Purchase Only
Integrated AC97 Audio w/1 Mic-In, 1 Audio-Out/SPDIF out and 1 Line-In Jack
Built-in 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network Port
Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG 802.11b/g Mini PCI Wireless Module
1 Game/Midi, 1 Modem, 1 1394 Firewire, 1 S-VGA, 1 Bluetooth port (optional) and 3 USB ports
1 Type II Card Buss PCMCIA and 4-in-1 Memory Card reader for MMC/SD/MS/MS Pro
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
12.1QuoteMark Width X 10.2QuoteMark Depth X 0.9QuoteMark~1.4QuoteMark Height. 6.6lbs.
Standard 1 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
This is my first non-Dell purchase, so it's kind of a uncharted territory for me. But I hadn't seen any gripes from those who've already received their 259ia3's, so I'm guessing they're all too busy having a blast, doing some serious gaming.
Vicious has no update on a TV tuner. Doesn anyone have one? Are they even being manufactured?