Just throwing a post out there to curb some of the negative light on this laptop. It does have a a few downsides and i'm glad that a few people have noticed the noise when the lcd brightness is adjusted, but there are some things to notice. When the screens brightness is turned all the way down the noise almost completely goes away, which also gives the notebook about 4 to 5 hours of battery life which is great. In addition it sure doesn't have the most impressive graphics out there but believe me it is a step above many centrino notebooks in a similar price range. It even runs the sims 2 at a tolerable frame rate at a nice resolution if you turn off a couple bells and whistles, that is alot more than i thought it would handle giving you a rough estimate of what it can take. I bought mine for under 1600 dollars with a 3 year service contract. So if you are a college student who wants an amazingly quiet notebook with a great screen, and size is a factor (this notebook is very thin) you might just be perfect for the FS550. If anyone has any questions, leave another post and i'd be happy to reply.
Good Luck, finding the perfect notebook for you is hard, but there is one out there for everybody...unless it's hp