yeah, it isn't the prettiest laptop I think, but then I'm in the same boat of having almost pulled the trigger on the 8104 just to say, "hmm, what's this...well..maybe, huh" And of course the spiral continues. I was also dreaming of using a bluetooth mouse, and the 8104 has that included. My other seemingly hitch was dvi for my 20" lcd. But as someone mentioned and I later tried, with a newer video card the crt output really didn't seem that different than the dvi output. So I'm assuming/hoping that the newer laptop cards will perform similarily (hence closing the gap between the two). So I eagerly wait the hands on reviews of this guy and how well he preforms.
As long as another wicked deal doesn't coming along for the m70 I imagine it'll boil down to one of these. But then really who knows