I am quite positive that no one has them available and will have in the next week or so. It is supposed to arrive in the first week of March, but it can come sooner but I wouldn't rely on it. There is I think, more chance it will come later then the first week of march then sooner.
Best thing you can do is pre-order it so you will get it sooner.
The stores that sells the computer are f.x.www.shopblt.comwww.cdw.comwww.pcmall.com
And I think there isn't any 17" notebook with better videocard then x700, x700 is the best video card available in notebooks now I believe, but im not quite sure. And you know if you get a 17" inch monitor then it wont be as comfortable travelling with it.
This thing with 8104 is terrible for me. I live in Iceland but im travelling to Washington in late february for only a couple of days. And there is only about 30% chance I will get it while im there. And the sadder thing is, I will have to wait a month are so to finally get it AND have to pay $1200 more for it. But hopefully will I get the computer while I will be staying in Washington D.C.
Noway I will try to find another notebook, been searching for the right notebook for a month or so. And finally when I find the right notebook. Nobody has it, or probably will have it while I will be staying in the USA