Ok in all honesty here.....
I've wanted an AlienWare for so long that I really wanted to make this work. A part of me is still ticked off and had I gotten a refund rather than a credit I more than likely would of bought a laptop from another company. And then when I was ready for a desktop given AW a second chance.
I honstly feel that AW has some false advertising issues with the 7700. "Take the tourture out of typing....ultimate level of convience and comfort...." ect. ect. You can say buyer beware all you want but a buyer should be able to buy with a reasonable amount of confidence with the information supplied by the manufacturer. I'm sorta glad things tunred out the way they did as I was ticked off from the start at the amount of heat on the palm rests. I couldnt believe that a laptop would pass pre-production testing with that kind of heat. Maybe mine ran hotter than others from video card issues, I dunno but I do know that the majority of 7700 owners feel it's too warm. But this is niether here nor there with this thread. I only mention it becuase this would of played into me going with another company had I gotten a refund.
It's funny you asked becuse over the last 24 hours I've listed various things for sale to try and come up with enough money to still get a laptop. HAHAHA. My mountian bike, stero system and this laptop.